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Table 1 Characteristics of the include articles and their study participants’

From: The effect of women’s body mass index on pelvic organ prolapse: a systematic review and meta analysis

Code Authors Year Setting Design N Study population Measurement
1 Asresie et al 2016 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia CC 370 Gynecologic patients (age > 18 years) Stage 3 + Vs free (OM)
2 Elbiss et al 2015 United Arab Emirates CC 429 All 30 + aged non-pregnant parous Symptomatic (SM)
3 Henok A 2017 Southwest Ethiopia CC 422 All > 15 years worked on firewood sales Symptomatic (SM)
4 Masenga et al 2018 Kilimanjaro, Tanzania CC 1047 Non-pregnant 18–90 year-age women Stage 2 + Vs 0–1 (OM)
5 Kudish et al 2009 WSU, USA RCT 16,608 Postmenopausal women with uteri aged 50 to 79 Stage l + (OM)
6 Tegerstedt et al 2005 Stockholm, Sweden CC 859 All aged ≥ 15 years women Symptomatic (SM)
7 Miedel et al 2009 Stockholm, Sweden CC 859 All aged ≥ 15 years women Symptomatic (SM)
8w Kudish et al 2011 Washington DC, USA RCT 11,185 Only white people Stage ≥ II (OM)
8b Kudish et al 2011 Washington DC, USA RCT 800 Only black people Stage ≥ II (OM)
8h Kudish et al 2011 Washington DC, USA RCT 665 Only Hipanic people Stage ≥ II (OM)
9O Whitecomb et al 2009 Kaiser, USA CC 1137 Middle-aged and older women Stage ≥ II (OM)
9S Whitecomb et al 2009 Kaiser, USA CC 2270 Middle-aged and older women Symptomatic (SM)
9Oh Whitecomb et al 2009 Kaiser, USA CC 1137 Middle-aged and older women ≥ 0 cm (hymen and beyond)
10 Rortveit et al 2007 Northern California, USA CS 2001 Age 40–69 and members of the KPMCPNC Symptomatic (SM)
11 Dolan et al 2010 UK Cohort 1782 Women who gave birth to their first child Symptomatic (SM)
l2S Glazener et al 2012 UK and New Zealand Cohort 3763 Women gave birth 12 years back Symptomatic (SM)
12OJ Glazener et al 2012 UK and New Zealand Cohort 762 Women gave birth 12 years back ≥ 0 cm (hymen and beyond)
13 Bohlin et al 2017 Sweden Cohort 7209 Women at 1 year after primary POP surgery Symptomatic (SM)
14 Devkota et al 2019 Kaski district, Nepal CC 492 Non-pregnant 18–60 aged, with no hysterectomy Stage ≥ I