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Table 1 Study characteristics of included studies by stages of the life course

From: The social value of investing in public health across the life course: a systematic scoping review

Study characteristics Stage of the life course (n) 
 Birth, neonatal period, postnatal period and infancyChildhood and adolescenceAdulthood (main employment and reproductive years)Older adulthoodCross-cuttingTotal
Source of publication
 Academic100203
 Grey11784737
Country
 United Kingdom11576735
 Ireland100001
 Australia010001
 New Zealand010001
 Canada000001
 The Netherlands001001
Year published
 2019110103
 2018010113
 2017011002
 2016000022
 2015000101
 2014021104
 2013122016
 2012031116
 2011010124
 2010021003
 2009–2007042006
Social value methodology
 SROIa21786740
 SCBAb000000
Type of SROI
 Forecast/prospective042017
 Evaluative/retrospective21366633
Quality scores
 High quality (score > =7)21745736
 Low quality (score < 7)003104
Total21786740
  1. aSROI Social Return on Investment
  2. bSCBA Social Cost Benefit Analysis