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Table 3 Study characteristics

From: Osteopathic empirical research: a bibliometric analysis from 1966 to 2018

Characteristics n (%)
Study design
 Randomized control trial 145 (37.3)
 Case report 142 (36.5)
 Before-after 44 (11.3)
 Cohort 27 (6.9)
 Case series 20 (5.1)
 Case-control 11 (2.8)
Primary outcome
 Function 151 (38.8)
 Pain 150 (38.6)
 Mobility 49 (12.6)
 Psychosocial 26 (6.6)
 Infectious 6 (1.5)
 Cognitive 4 (1.0)
 Physiological 3 (0.8)
Population
 Infants 24 (6.2)
 1–6 years 17 (4.4)
 7–18 years 24 (6.2)
 Adults 306 (78.7)
 65 years + 59 (15.2)
 Pregnant women 10 (2.6)