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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for screening articles

From: Association between occupational exposures and sarcoma incidence and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis

Domain Study inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Study type/design Prospective or retrospective cohort and case–control studies Reviews, case reports, meeting abstracts, notes, letters, comments, and editorials
Study population Adult population (older than 18 years) with occupational exposure  
Comparator No occupational exposure  
Exposure type Various occupations, chemicals and compounds, including herbicides, pesticides, Agent Orange, dioxins, vinyl chloride monomers and others Radiation exposure, thorotrast exposure, and non-occupational exposures
Duration of exposure No restriction  
Outcome Sarcoma incidence or mortality Cancers other than sarcoma
Subtype of sarcoma Any sarcoma subtype Kaposi sarcoma
Time of publication No restriction  
Publication type Full-text published article  
Language English, French, Russian Studies published in a language other than English, French or Russian