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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


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



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



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



English, French, Russian

Studies published in a language other than English, French or Russian