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Table 3 Quality assessment

From: Early and late Iron supplementation for low birth weight infants: a meta-analysis

1st AU (year) Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding of participants and personnel Blinding of outcome assessment Incomplete outcome data Selective reporting Did the analysis include an intention-to-treat analysis?
Joy [17] Y Y N Y Y Y NA
Sankar [18] Y Y N Y Y Y Y
Arnon [19] Y NA NA Y Y Y NA
Franz [21] Y Y N N Y Y Y
Jansson [20] Y NA NA NA Y Y Y
  1. NA: not available; N: no;Y: yes.