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Table 1 Medline electronic search strategy

From: Effects of micronutrient fortified milk and cereal food for infants and children: a systematic review

Step Search Medline 1 Search Medline 2 Search Medline 3
1 "Infant Formula"[MeSH]a OR "Milk"[MeSH] "economics"[MeSH] nutrition disorders[MeSH]
2 fortif*[TIAB]b "micronutrients"[MeSH] child* OR infant* OR toddl*[TIAB]
3 1 AND 2 "Nutrition Disorders"[MeSH] "cost*"[TIAB] OR "economics"[MeSH]
4 "Cereals"[MeSH] 1 AND 2 AND3 1 AND 2 AND 3
5 fortif*[TIAB] "cost*"[TIAB] "india*"[TIAB] OR "pakistan*"[TIAB] OR "philippine*"[TIAB] OR "asia*"[TIAB] OR "africa*"[TIAB]
6 4 AND 5 "micronutrients"[MeSH] 4 AND 5
7 3 OR 6 "nutrition disorders"[MeSH]  
8 child*[TIAB] OR infant*[TIAB] OR toddler*[TIAB] 5 AND 6 AND 7  
9 7 AND 8 4 OR 8  
  1. Three Medline searches were performed and retrieved references were cumulated. As this review was part of a larger project that evaluates the economic effects of micronutrient fortification as well, we included also search terms such as “cost” and “economics”.
  2. a MeSH: Medical Subject Heading.
  3. bTIAB: Title/Abstract.