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Table 1 Characteristics of studies included in the meta-analysis

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Clinical efficacy of posterior versus anterior instrumentation for the treatment of spinal tuberculosis in adults: a meta-analysis

Study Year of publication Country Sample size Follow-up, mo Group A Group B
Sample size Age in years (mean ± SD) Male (%) Sample size Age in years (mean) Male (%)
Garg et al.[12] 2012 India 70 5 to 14 36 33.6 NA 34 34.9 NA
Lee et al.[11] 2006 Korea 17 6 to 42 10 63.70 ± 5.43 4 (40) 7 49 ± 15.87 1 (14)
Ma et al.[10] 2012 China 157 22 to 72 83 39.8 ± 1.3 32 (39) 74 38.3 ± 1.3 33 (45)
Pu et al.[3] 2012 China 47 12 to 62 25 38.1 10 (40) 22 37.8 7 (32)
  1. group A posterior instrumentation group, group B anterior instrumentation group, NA not applicable.