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Table 4 Newcastle–Ottawa quality (NOS) assessment scale for studies included in the meta-analysis

From: Metabolic profile of women with PCOS in Brazil: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author Year Selection Comparability Exposure
Azevedo (23) 2011 **** ** ***
Carvalho (31) 2017 **** ** ***
Cerqueira (24) 2010 ** * ***
Costa (25) 2008 *** * ***
Graff (44) 2017 **** * ***
Kogure (32) 2012 **** ** ***
Radavelli − Bagatini (45) 2013 **** * ***
Ramos (46) 2015 **** ** ***
Rocha (39) 2011 **** ** ***
Simões (41) 2017 **** ** ***
Wiltgen (47) 2009 **** ** ***
Xavier (42) 2018 *** * ***
  1. Quality of selection (minimum 1–maximum 4 stars); Comparability (minimum 0–maximum 2 stars); Exposure (minimum 1–maximum 3 stars)