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Table 3 Descriptive information of included SRs

From: Reporting quality of systematic reviews with moxibustion

Category Descriptive characteristics N (%)
Types of moxibustion Natural moxibustion 11 (11.3)
Heat-sensitive moxibustion 8 (8.2)
Mild moxibustion 8 (8.2)
Indirect moxibustion 3 (3.1)
Not specifica 67 (69.1)
Classification of diseasesb Diseases of the musculoskeletal system or connective tissue 30 (30.9)
Diseases of the digestive system 12 (12.4)
Diseases of the respiratory system 10 (10.3)
Diseases of the nervous system 9 (9.3)
Diseases of the genitourinary system 7 (7.2)
Neoplasms 5 (5.2)
Certain infectious or parasitic diseases 4 (4.1)
Diseases of the circulatory system 4(4.1)
Pregnancy, childbirth or the puerperium 4 (4.1)
Sleep–wake disorders 3 (3.1)
Diseases of the immune system 2 (2.1)
Endocrine, nutritional or metabolic diseases 2 (2.1)
Mental, behavioural or neurodevelopmental disorders 2 (2.1)
Diseases of the visual system 1 (1.0)
Symptoms, signs or clinical findings, not elsewhere classified 1 (1.0)
Injury, poisoning or certain other consequences of external causes 1 (1.0)
  1. aThe interventions were reported as moxibustion, either including all types of moxibustion interventions, or did not specify which types had been included
  2. bAccording to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 11th Revision (ICD-11) Version