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Table 1 Characteristics of publications retrieved—classified by country

From: Atrial fibrillation in the Indigenous populations of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States: a systematic scoping review

  Australia New Zealand USA Canada Total
Publication type      
Journal article 8 2 7 3 20
Conference abstract 0 3 2 0 5
Report 1 1 0 0 2
Study design      
Cohort 1 1 2 1 5
Case–control 0 0 0 0 0
Cross-sectional 4 0 5 0 9
Descriptive 4 5 2 2 13
Epidemiological index or themea      
Antecedents of AF 0 0 2 0 2
Incidence of AF in a population 1 0 0 1 2
Prevalence of AF in a population 1 2 1 1 5
AF in primary care consultations 1 0 0 0 1
AF hospital admission rates 0 1 0 0 1
Outcomes in AF patients 1 1 1 1 4
Health service provision 0 0 0 1 1
AF as an outcome 0 0 1 0 1
Occurrence of AF in a clinical group 6 2 4 2 14
Primary focus on AF      
Yes—Indigenous AF 3 2 3 1 9
Yes—AF (Other) 0 1 3 0 4
No 6 3 3 2 14
Setting      
Community 1 2 4 0 7
Primary care 1 0 0 0 1
Hospital patients: no population denominator 4 3 4 1 12
Hospital patients: population denominator 3 1 0 2 6
Hospital patients and community 0 0 1 0 1
Calendar period of final data collection      
1980-1995 0 1 0 0 1
1996-2005 0 2 3 0 5
2006 onwards 9 3 6 3 21
Total 9 6 10 3 27
  1. aStudies may be included in more than one category