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Table 3 Characteristics of included studies based on design, geographical distribution, types of data and theme

From: Use of indices to measure socio-economic status (SES) in South-Asian urban health studies: a scoping review

Characteristics Frequency (n = 256) Percentage
A. Study design
 Cross sectional study 228 89.1
 Systematic review/review 9 3.5
 Cohort study 8 3.1
 Case control study 6 2.3
 Mixed-method and qualitative study 4 1.6
 Randomized controlled trial (RCT) 1 0.4
B. Geographic region
 India 145 56.6
 Bangladesh 42 16.4
 Pakistan 27 10.5
 Multiple countries 17 6.6
 Nepal 14 5.5
 Sri Lanka 10 3.9
 Afghanistan 1 0.4
C. Types of data
 Primary 140 55
 Secondary 116 45
D. Study theme
 TB, HIV, and other communicable Diseases 18 7
 Equity and health systems 24 9
 Adolescent and women health 32 13
 Maternal, neonatal, and child health 98 38
 Non-communicable diseases 84 33