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Table 1 General characteristics of descriptive studies

From: Global prevalence of myasthenia gravis and the effectiveness of common drugs in its treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

First Author, year, Reference Report year Country Age (years) Sample size Prevalence per hundred thousand people
Murai-1, 2011, [38] 1987 Japan 117,647,059 5.09
Murai-2, 2011, [38] 2006 Japan 127,966,102 11.79
Nemet-1, 2014, [39] 2014 Israel 475,097 46.93
Nemet-2, 2014, [39] 2014 Israel 52,160 47.92
Park-1, 2016, [40] 2010 Korea 50,744,570 9.67
Park-2, 2016, [40] 2011 Korea 50,750,469 10.66
Lee-1, 2016, [41] 2010 Korea 47,990,761 10.42
Lee-2, 2016, [41] 2011 Korea 49,779,440 11.03
Lee-3, 2016, [41] 2012 Korea 50,004,441 12.4
Lee-4, 2016, [41] 2013 Korea 50,219,669 12.96
Lee-5, 2016, [41] 2014 Korea 50,423,955 12.99
Okinaka, 1969, [42] 1966 Japan 838,000 1.78
Araki, 1983, [43] 1982 Japan 537,313 6.7
Kondo, 1988, [44] 1985 Pakistan 1,038,462 2.59
Yu, 1992, [45] 1987 China 4,860,000 5.34
Zieda, 2018, [46] 2018 UK 46 1986 096 11.37
Lavrnic-1, 2013, [47] 2013 Serbia 47.9 ± 19.8 1,338,161 31.76
Tola, 1989, [48] 1989 Italy 47.8 ± 18.1 370,374 10.52
Montomoli, 2012, [49] 2012 Italy 58.3 ± 17.0 495,833 24
Cetin, 2012, [50] 2012 Austria 8,363,040 7.99
Storm-1, 1984, [51] 1951 Norway 3,100,000 2
Storm-2, 1984, [51] 1961 Norway 3,463,415 4.09
Storm-3, 1984, [51] 1971 Norway 3,794,872 9.98
Storm-4, 1984, [51] 1981 Norway 4,107,063 8.98
Westerberg, 2020, [52] 2020 Sweden 60 13,119,113 36.1
Kalb, 2002, [53] 2002 Sweden   1,783,428 14.07
Aiello, 1997, [54] 1997 Italy 44 ± 16.6 268,926 11.15
Guidetti, 1998, [55] 1998 Italy 50.5 ± 19.8 427,493 10.29
Foldvari, 2015, [56] 2015 Hungary 60 8,259,048 2.76
Zivadinov, 1998, [57] 1998 Italy 67.7–139.6 323,232 9.9
Bettini, 2017, [58] 2017 Argentina 63.3 ± 20 978,313.561 0.006
Andersen, 2014, [59] 2014 Norway 4,725,190 13.1
Aragonès, 2017, [60] 2017 Spain 155,062 32.89
Salvado, 2016, [61] 2016 Spain 59.44 ± 29.35 462 3463
Christensen-1, 1993, [62] 1993 Denmark 280,000,000 7.8
Robertson, 1998, [63] 1998 England 684,000 14.6
Garland, 1956, [64] 1955 UK 500,000 3.6
Pennington, 1961, [65] 1958 UK 1,500,000 2.13
Gudmundsson, 1968, [66] 1963 Iceland 187,000 6.41
Oosterhuis, 1977, [67] 1965 Holland 860,000 5.58
Hokkanen, 1969, [68] 1968 Finland 4,493,392 2.55
Giagheddu, 1989, [69] 1986 Italy 2,444,444 4.5
D'Alessamdro-1, 1991, [70] 1987 Italy 914,463 7.21
D'Alessamdro-2, 1991, [70] 1988 Italy 370,374 10.52
Sorensen, 1989, [71] 1987 Denmark 230,760 12.56
Somnier-1, 1991, [72] 1988 Eastern Denmark 2,298,701 17.66
Christensen-2, 1998, [73] 1990 Western Denmark 2,800,000 7.85
Ferrari, 1992, [74] 1990 Italy 446,914 8.27
Krivopusk, 1991, [75] 1991 Russia 655,738 3.5
Lavrnic-2, 1999, [76] 1992 Serbia 1,530,864 7.64
Kyriallis, 1995, [77] 1994 Cyprus 600,000 17.5
Holtsema, 2000, [78] 1995 Netherlands Antilles 229,800 6.52
Villagr, 1997, [79] 1996 Spain 81,507 8.58
Oopik, 2003, [80] 1997 Estonia 1,462,130 14.22
Wirtz, 2003, [81] 2000 Southern Holland 1,725,317 10.95
Kotov-1, 2006, [82] 2001 Southern Holland 12,000,000 8.96
Kotov-2, 2006, [82] 2004 Southern Holland 1,778,564 14.22
Eaton, 2007, [17] 2001 Denmark 5,472,032 17.85
Somnier-2, 2005, [83] 1999 Eastern Denmark 2,298,701 16.35
Poulas, 2001, [84] 1997 Greece 10,475,873 7.06
Niks-1, 2007, [85] 2004 Netherlands 1,778,564 8.99
Niks-2, 2007, [85] 2004 Netherlands 1,778,564 0.28
Tsiamalos, 2009, [86] 2006 Greece 11,293,282 0.29
Breiner-1, 2016, [15] 1996 Canada 8,586,605 16.56
Breiner-2, 2016, [15] 1997 Canada 8,734,231 17.79
Breiner-3, 2016, [15] 1998 Canada 8,884,264 18.79
Breiner-4, 2016, [15] 1999 Canada 9,055,208 19.86
Breiner-5, 2016, [15] 2000 Canada 9,247,809 20.79
Breiner-6, 2016, [15] 2001 Canada 9,453,075 21.59
Breiner-7, 2016, [15] 2002 Canada 9,644,864 22.19
Breiner-8, 2016, [15] 2003 Canada 9,825,322 22.88
Breiner-9, 2016, [15] 2004 Canada 10,004,779 23.79
Breiner-10, 2016, [15] 2005 Canada 10,173,985 24.69
Breiner-11, 2016, [15] 2006 Canada 10,189,022 26.09
Breiner-12, 2016, [15] 2007 Canada 10,173,121 26.79
Breiner-13, 2016, [15] 2008 Canada 10,346,890 28.09
Breiner-14, 2016, [15] 2009 Canada 10,535,185 29.19
Breiner-15, 2016, [15] 2010 Canada 10,723,870 25.49
Breiner-16, 2016, [15] 2011 Canada 10,923,120 31.19
Breiner-17, 2016, [15] 2012 Canada 11,114,448 31.89
Breiner-18, 2016, [15] 2013 Canada 11,274,236 32.02
Maharaj, 2013, [87] 2013 USA 412,810 8.72
Gordon, 2015, [88] 2015 USA 265,844 77
Phillips-1, 1992, [89] 1980 USA 537,313 13.4
Phillips-2, 1992, [89] 1984 USA 556,338 14.2
Kurland, 1958, [90] 1954 USA 30,000 3.33
Alter, 1960, [91] 1956 USA 188,000 3.19
Kvirkveliia, 1986, [92] 1984 USA 555,851 14.2
Cisernos, 1996, [93] 1991 Cuba 5,782,309 2.92
Sanchez, 2002, [94] 2000 Colombia 5,300,000 2.77
Deffeminis, 1975, [95] 1975 Uruguay 2,700,000 6.29
Khedr, 2016, [96] 2016 Qena 9303 21.49
El-Tallawy, 2005, [97] 1997 Egypt 50,000 10
Gattellari, 2012, [98] 2012 Australia 21 874 920 2.49