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Table 2 Pilot search result from PubMed database

From: Mapping evidence on the prevalence, incidence, risk factors and cost associated with chronic low back pain among adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic scoping review protocol

Date of searchSearch engine usedKeyword search usedNumber of articles retrieved
05/03/2020PubMed(((((((“low back pain”[MeSH Terms] OR (“low”[All Fields] AND “back”[All Fields] AND “pain”[All Fields]) OR “low back pain”[All Fields]) OR ((“lumbosacral region”[MeSH Terms] OR (“lumbosacral”[All Fields] AND “region”[All Fields]) OR “lumbosacral region”[All Fields] OR “lumbar”[All Fields]) AND spinal[All Fields] AND (“pain”[MeSH Terms] OR “pain”[All Fields]))) OR (“musculoskeletal pain”[MeSH Terms] OR (“musculoskeletal”[All Fields] AND “pain”[All Fields]) OR “musculoskeletal pain”[All Fields])) OR (“back pain”[MeSH Terms] OR (“back”[All Fields] AND “pain”[All Fields]) OR “back pain”[All Fields])) OR (lumbosacral[All Fields] AND (“pain”[MeSH Terms] OR “pain”[All Fields]))) OR (discogenic[All Fields] AND (“pain”[MeSH Terms] OR “pain”[All Fields]))) AND (((“epidemiology”[Subheading] OR “epidemiology”[All Fields] OR “prevalence”[All Fields] OR “prevalence”[MeSH Terms]) OR (“epidemiology”[Subheading] OR “epidemiology”[All Fields] OR “incidence”[All Fields] OR “incidence”[MeSH Terms])) OR (“epidemiology”[Subheading] OR “epidemiology”[All Fields] OR “epidemiology”[MeSH Terms]))) AND ((“africa south of the sahara”[MeSH Terms] OR (“africa”[All Fields] AND “south”[All Fields] AND “sahara”[All Fields]) OR “africa south of the sahara”[All Fields] OR (“sub”[All Fields] AND “saharan”[All Fields] AND “africa”[All Fields]) OR “sub saharan africa”[All Fields]) OR (“africa south of the sahara”[MeSH Terms] OR (“africa”[All Fields] AND “south”[All Fields] AND “sahara”[All Fields]) OR “africa south of the sahara”[All Fields]))253