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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Chiropractic manipulation in pediatric health conditions – an updated systematic review

Inclusion criteria
   • study includes children age 0 – 18 inclusive; and
   • study investigates manipulation in a therapeutic clinical context; and
   • study was published in a peer reviewed publication, or was reported at Conference Proceedings; or
   • relevant systematic review.
Exclusion criteria
   • descriptive studies (ie surveys) that do not investigate manipulation in a therapeutic clinical context,
   • studies in which a small number of pediatric subjects were a part of a larger adult trial, and the results are not reported separately,
   • abstracts from conference proceedings which were later published in the scholarly literature.