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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Systematic review to evaluate a potential association between helminth infection and physical stunting in children

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Infection with (and/or exposure) to helminths—STHs, schistosomes or FBTs Non-primary research—systematic reviews, commentaries and editorials
Participants—children, pregnant or breastfeeding women Study protocols
Anthelmintic treatment intervention Studies with no new or novel data
Stunting-related variables reported—height, HAZ, proportion stunted, birth weight Non-English language papers
Reported outcomes—helminth infection in participants in relation to stunting Animal (non-human) helminth studies
Any geographic location  
Any date  
  1. Sources: peer-reviewed literature only