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Table 3 Percentage of reviews using sex and gender terms in each review section

From: Consideration of sex and gender in Cochrane reviews of interventions for preventing healthcare-associated infections: a methodology study

Review section Sex Gender Malea Femaleb Menc Womend Other
Abstract 2% 1% 2% 8%
Background 3% 1% 4% 5% 3% 15%
Plain language summary   2% 1% 2% 8%
Eligibility criteria 4% 8% 1% 1% 4% 13%
Search methods 1%
Data collection and analysis 12% 12% 4% 4% 5% 9%
Results 9% 10% 12% 12% 7% 18% 1%
Discussion 4% 2% 2% 1% 4% 15%
Authors’ conclusions 1% 1% 1% 7%
Characteristics of studies 31% 22% 42% 35% 13% 35% 2%
Other sections 5% 3% 3%
Not reported 49% 63% 52% 56% 75% 53% 97%
  1. a‘Male’, ‘males’ or ‘m’
  2. b‘Female’, ‘females’ or ‘f
  3. c‘Men’ or ‘man’ or ‘m’
  4. d‘Women’ or woman