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Table 2 Characteristics of publications included in this systematic review

From: A systematic review of reasons for and against asking patients about their socioeconomic contexts

Publication Type
 Original research 67 (58 quantitative, 7 qualitative, 2 mixed)
 Opinions, analyses, editorials, or letters 57
 Practice or policy reports 10
 Books or book chapters 4
Publication date
 1970–1979 4
 1980–1989 1
 1990–1999 12
 2000–2009 34
 2010–2016 87
Publication origin
 America 72
 UK 20
 Canada 16
 France 7
 Switzerland 5
 Elsewhere 18
Publication field
 Clinical Medicine  
  General medicine 34
  Primary Care 28
  Paediatrics 18
  Other specialities 9
  Public health /health policy 27
  Nursing 4
  Healthcareinformatics 7
  Psychology 4
  Ethics 3
  Social work 2
  Patient education 2