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Table 2 Study characteristics

From: A meta-analysis of the impacts of internal migration on child health outcomes in China

Study Study characteristics Health outcomes
Method score Study design No. of participants (MC/LC) Sub-groups Protective factors Risk factors PH Positive mental health Negative mental health
Zhou (2006) [28] 6 CS 971/164 Migrant children in ms/ps TS LO/DE
Lu et al. (2008) [30] 5 LS 960/947 HS
Zou et al. (2008) [42] 5 CS 1018/447 AP/TS AD IP/EP
Li et al. (2009) [37] 4 CS 1146/- TS AD IP/EP
Chen et al. (2009) [35] 6 CS 411/518 Migrant children in ms AP PO DE
Liu & Shen (2009) [51] 5 CS 1298/287 DI IP
Wong et al. (2009) [48] 7 CS 625/- PC/PS/TS DI IP
Lin et al. (2009) [27] 5 CS 1164/525 Migrant children in ms/ps DI AN/ DE/ LO
Gao et al. (2010) 4 CS 91/47 OH
Wong et al. (2010) [46] 7 CS 625/- PC/PS/TS DI AD IP
Zeng (2010) [40] 5 CS 684/545       IP/EP
Au et al. (2011) [43] 4 CS 188/97 PC/PS PO
Fan & Chen (2012) [49] 5 CS 558/- DI DE
Fan et al. (2012) [50] 6 CS 1164/- Mixed DI AD
Ji et al. (2012) [34] 3 CS 10,277 NU/GH
Mao et al. (2012) [38] 6 CS 484/128 Migrant children in ps PC AD
Wu et al. (2012) [47] 6 CS 806/- Mixed PO
Liu et al. (2013) [52] 3 CS 1551/- Mixed   DI   AD
Lu & Zhou (2013) [41] 7 LS 1259/- Mixed AP DI LO
Yuan et al. (2013) [39] 6 LS 1164/- Migrant children in ps AD
Chen (2014) [56] 4 CS 4256/112,340 NU/GE
Cheung (2014) [44] 7 CS 482/838 Mixed PC/PS PO
Fang et al. (2014) [45] 4 CS 301/- PC/TS/PS AD
Gao et al. (2015) [36] 6 CS 1019/447 Migrant children in ms/ps IP/EP
Wu & Luo (2015) [31] 4 CS 198/202 HS
  1. Notes: CS cross sectional study, LS longitudinal study, ST school type, AP academic performance, TS teacher-student relationship, PC parent–child relationship, PS peer support, HS health services, HP health problems, PH physical health, IP internalizing problems, EP externalizing problems, PO positive mental outcomes, OH oral health, GH general health, NU nutrition, LO loneliness, DE depression, AN anxiety, DI discrimination, ms migrant school, ps public school