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Table 2 Search strategy piloted in PubMed

From: The prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of anaemia in South African pregnant women: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Database used Search terms Articles found
PubMed (((((((((“anaemia”) OR “anemia”) OR “haemoglobin”) OR “hemoglobin”) OR “iron deficiency”) OR “haematocrit”) OR “hematocrit”)) AND (((((((((((“pregnancy”) OR “pregnant”) OR “maternal”) OR “mother”) OR “gravid”) OR “maternal exposure”) OR “obstetric”) OR “antenatal”) OR “antepartum”) OR “gestation”) OR “gestational”)) AND (((“south africa”) OR “southern africa”) OR “south african” OR “Sub-Saharan”) 486