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Table 2 Characteristics of the studies selected in the review

From: Mortality and morbidity in populations in the vicinity of coal mining: a systematic review

[citation] authors (year) Country Study class Health outcomes scoped Analytical method Critical appraisal (relevance) Funding
[47] Liao et al. (2016) China Mortality/ Morbidity Neural tube defects Spatial autocorrelation Medium NNSFC-YTF-IGSNRSa
[31] Woolley et al. (2015) USA Mortality Malignant and non-malignant respiratory diseases, and external and all causes of death Two sample t test Medium ARIES b
[49] Talbott et al. (2015) USA Morbidity Diseases of the circulatory system Linear regression, spatial regression High ARIES b
[30] Mueller et al. (2015) USA Mortality/ Morbidity Cancer of lung, colon, breast, prostate, and all combined cancer Linear regression, spatial autocorrelation High CTMPHD-EFCR c
[50] Lamm et al. (2015) USA Morbidity Congenital anomalies Poisson regression Medium ARIES b
[32] Buchanich et al. (2014) USA Mortality Malignant neoplasms, and external and all causes of death Negative binomial regression Medium ARIES b
[51] Brink et al. (2014) USA Morbidity Diseases of the respiratory system Linear regression Medium ARIES b
[52] Liu et al. (2013) USA Morbidity Diabetes mellitus Multilevel linear regression Medium JHERC-NIOSH d
[33] Fernandez-Navarro et al. (2012) Spain Mortality Malignant neoplasms Poisson regression, spatial regression High Spain Health Research Fund
[34] Borak et al. (2012) USA Mortality All causes of death Linear regression Medium National Mining Association
[35] Ahern and Hendryx (2012) USA Mortality Malignant neoplasms Linear regression Medium Not stated
[36] Esch and Hendryx (2011) USA Mortality Chronic diseases of the circulatory system Linear regression High Not stated
[53] Christian et al. (2011) USA Morbidity Lung cancer Spatial scan statistic Medium KLCRP e
[37] Hendryx (2011) USA Mortality All causes of death Linear regression Medium Not stated
[54] Ahern et al. (2011) USA Morbidity Congenital anomalies Poisson regression, spatial autocorrelation High Not stated
[55] Ahern, et al. (2011) USA Morbidity Low birth weight Linear regression Medium Not stated
[46] Liao et al. (2010) China Mortality/Morbidity Neural tube defects Poisson regression, spatial autocorrelation High PNNSFC -HTRDPC –NBRPP f
[38] Hitt and Hendryx (2010) USA Mortality Cancer of the respiratory, digestive and genitourinary systems Spatial autocorrelation Medium Not stated
[39] Hendryx et al. (2010) USA Mortality Diseases of the respiratory and circulatory systems, all Malignant neoplasms, and all causes of death Linear regression Medium Not stated
[40] Hendryx et al. (2010) USA Mortality Cancer of the respiratory, digestive, genitourinary, hematopoietic, and central nervous systems, and melanoma Linear regression, spatial autocorrelation High Not stated
[41] Hendryx and Ahern (2009) USA Mortality All causes of death Linear regression Medium Grant RRI-UWV g
[42] Hendryx (2009) USA Mortality Diseases of the circulatory, respiratory, and genitourinary systems Poisson regression Medium Grant RRI-UWV
[43] Hendryx et al. (2008) USA Mortality Lung cancer Linear regression Medium Grant RRI-UWV
[44] Hendryx (2008) USA Mortality All causes of death Linear regression Medium Not stated
[56] Hendryx et al. (2007) USA Morbidity Lung cancer, diseases of the respiratory, circulatory, and musculoskeletal systems, diabetes, and mental disorders Multilevel logistic regression Medium Not stated
[48] Gu et al. (2007) China Mortality/ Morbidity Neural tube defects Spatial autocorrelation Medium Grant h
[57] Howel et al. (2001) UK Morbidity Diseases of the eyes and skin, and diseases of the respiratory system Linear regression Medium Grant i
[58] Pless-Mulloli et al. (2000) UK Morbidity Diseases of the eyes and skin, and diseases of the respiratory system Linear regression Medium Grant j
  1. a National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Yong Talent Fund of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and the Natural Resources Search
  2. b Industrial affiliate program at Virginia Tech; supported by members that include companies in the energy sector
  3. c The Caryll Towsley Moy PhD Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research
  4. d The Johns Hopkins Education and Research Centre, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  5. e Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program
  6. f The Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Hi-Tech Research and Development Program of China, the National Basic Research Priorities Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, and the Knowledge Innovation Program
  7. g Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University
  8. h National project on Population and Health, China
  9. i Medical Research Council (grant AIR/96/9) UK
  10. j Northern and Yorkshire Regional research and development grant UK