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Table 1 Characteristics of included pediatric clinical practice guidelines (n = 216)

From: Quality of pediatric clinical practice guidelines

Subject n %
Country/ Region
 Developed 154 71.30
 Developing 62 28.70
Organization/ Group
 Yes 185 85.65
 No 31 14.35
Evidence based
 Yes 162 75.00
 No 54 25.00
Field (ICD-11 code)
 1 Infectious 5 2.31
 2 Neoplasms 16 7.41
 3 Blood 3 1.39
 4 Immune 4 1.85
 5 Endocrine 36 16.67
 6 Mental 14 6.48
 7 Sleep 1 0.46
 8 Nervous 12 5.56
 9 Visual 1 0.46
 10 Ear 6 2.78
 11 Circulatory 7 3.24
 12 Respiratory 11 5.09
 13 Digestive 10 4.63
 14 Skin 1 0.46
 15 Musculoskeletal 11 5.09
 16 Genitourinary 12 5.56
 17 Sexual 3 1.39
 19 Perinatal 33 15.28
 20 Developmental 7 3.24
 21 Symptoms 6 2.78
 22 External 1 0.46
 -a General 16 7.41
  1. aGeneral fields (e.g., screening and diagnosis)