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Table 1 Critical appraisal result of the included studies, 2019

From: Precancerous cervical lesion in Ethiopia: systematic review and meta-analysis

Included articles Criterion no. (items included to appraise cross-sectional and case-control studies)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 %
Awoke et al. [27] 100
Belayneh et al. [28] X X 75
Birra [29] X 87.5
Gedefaw et al. [30] 100
Getinet et al. [31] 100
Hailemariam et al [32] X 87.5
Kassa et al. [33] 100
Kebede et al. [34] 100
Meseret and Tadiwos [35] 100
Netsanet et al. [36] 100
Pelzer et al. [37] X X X 62.5
Ruland et al. [38] X X 75
Sami-Ramzi et al. [39] 100
Teame et al. [40] X 90
Teka et al. [41] 100
Temesgen et al. [42] 100
Zewdie et al. [43] 100
  1. √ criterion fulfilled, X criterion not fulfilled
  2. Criterion no. 1: inclusion criteria, criterion no. 2: description of study subject and setting, criterion no. 3: valid and reliable measurement of exposure, criterion no. 4: objective and standard criteria used, criterion no. 5: identification of confounder, criterion no. 6: strategies to handle confounder, criterion no. 7: outcome measurement, and criterion no. 8: appropriate statistical analysis