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Table 1 Eligibility criteria

From: Mapping evidence on malnutrition screening tools for children under 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review protocol

CriteriaDeterminantsInclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
PopulationUnder-five refers to children who are less than 5 years old.Articles presenting evidence on children under 5 years.Articles presenting evidence on children with developmental delays (e.g., children with cerebral palsy).
ConceptMalnutrition screening tools refer to tools used to screen patients who are at risk of malnutrition [7].
These tools include height-for-age (HFA), weight-for-height (WFH), weight-for-age (WFA), and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC).
Articles reporting evidence on malnutrition screening tools for children under 5 years.
Articles published between 2010 and 2019 will be considered in order to obtain the most recent information on our research topic
Articles and studies that did not include specificity on malnutrition screening tools.
ContextSub-Saharan Africa refers to 46 African countries that are fully or partially located south of the Sahara [3].Articles reporting evidence from SSA. 
Sources of evidence The review will include empirical literature and grey literature presenting evidence on malnutrition screening tools for children under 5 years in SSA.