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Table 3 Study quality assessment of studies that evaluated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in the Bangladeshi population

From: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Bangladesh: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the studies

Study Was the sample representative of the target population? Were study participants recruited in an appropriate way? Was the sample size adequate? Were the study subjects & setting described in detail? Was the data analysis conducted with sufficient coverage of the identified sample? Were objective, standard criteria used for measurement of the condition? Was the condition measured reliably? Are all the important confounding factors/ subgroups/ differences identified and accounted for?
Akter et al. (2012) [18] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Akter et al. (2013) [19] Yes Yes Not Clear Yes Not Clear Yes Yes Yes
Bhowmik et al. (2015) [23] Yes Yes Not Clear Yes Not Clear Yes Yes Yes
Rahim et at. (2007) [14] Yes Yes Not Clear No Not Clear Yes Yes Yes
Jesmin et al. (2013) [20] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jesmin et al. (2012) [24] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jesmin et al. (2012) [22] Yes Yes Not Clear No Yes Not Clear Not Clear Yes
Khanam et al. (2011) [21] Yes Yes Not Clear No Not Clear Yes Yes Yes
Saquib et al. (2013) [17] Yes Yes Not Clear Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mainuddin et al. (2013) [13] No Yes Not Clear No Yes Yes Yes Yes