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Table 3 Referral rates from screening step 1 for studies that compared TEOAE with aABR screening for well babies [18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31] or all infants combined [32,33,34,35]. Studies are grouped by study design and ordered according to sample size

From: Protocol and programme factors associated with referral and loss to follow-up from newborn hearing screening: a systematic review

  1. ND not described, n sample size, RR referral rate, WB well baby, B between-subject design, W within-subject design
  2. aRisk ratios and confidence intervals for paired data (i.e., within-subject studies) could only be calculated for two studies that had reported data for infants who referred with both TEOAE and aABR, TEOAE but not aABR, and aABR but not TEOAE. Error bars that cross the axis at 1.0 indicate no significant difference
  3. b24-h minimum for aABR and 48-h minimum for OAE. †24 -h minimum for vaginal births and 48-h minimum for cesarean section