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Table 3 Inclusion and exclusion criteria to screen titles and abstracts

From: Sleep disorders in rare genetic syndromes: a meta-analysis of prevalence and profile

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Empirical peer-reviewed studies Conference proceedings, magazines, dissertations, review articles and books
Studies published or available in English Studies only published or available in a language other than English
Title or abstract indicates that the study reports on sleep within the genetic syndrome Title or abstract does not mention any sleep key terms OR does not mention the genetic syndrome
Sample with syndrome ≥ 5a Sample with syndrome < 5
Studies reporting on live human participants Studies reporting on animal participants, pure genetic or post-mortem studies
  1. aOnly those syndromes associated with ID were considered, though not all participants in each study had an ID