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Table 1 Criteria used to assess the quality of studies

From: Gender-based violence among female youths in educational institutions of Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Quality item No. of studies Percentage (%)
Specification of the target population 24 100
Use of adequate sampling techniques 24 100
Adequate sample size (> 300 participants) 20 83
Adequate response rate (≥ 80) 24 100
Measurement with valid and tested instruments 9 38
Reported confidence intervals or standard errors 10 42
Reported attempt to reduce bias 24 100
Study subject described in detail 23 96