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Table 1 Characteristics of included clinical practice guidelines

From: Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care: a systematic scoping review of clinical practice guidelines since 2011

Characteristic Total (n=405) Pregnancy-specific (n=132) General (n=273)
Year of publication
 2011–2015 159 58 101
 2016–2021 246 74 172
Country of publicationa
 USA 88 28 60
 UK 47 12 35
 Australia 22 13 9
 Canada 29 11 18
 Italy 11 4 7
Country-income categoryb
 High-income 285 94 191
 Middle-income 39 13 26
Guideline developer
 American medical specialty societies and organizations 67 22 45
 European medical specialty societies and organizations 52 12 40
 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 11 4 7
 Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada 8 6 2
 US Preventive Services Task Force 7 2 5
 World Health Organization 4 3 1
  1. aFive countries with highest number of guidelines published are presented only
  2. bCountry-income as per World Bank criteria updated for 2021 fiscal year. Clinical practice guidelines published by binational, multinational, or regional bodies not included