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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for systematic review

From: Using the human blood index to investigate host biting plasticity: a systematic review and meta-regression of the three major African malaria vectors

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Studies which used blood meal analysis (PCR, ELISA or precipitin tests) to report the HBI Semi field studies, studies using baited traps or choice experiments to investigate host preference
Studies performed in sub-Saharan Africa Entomological studies not specifically reporting the HBI
Studies reporting the HBI for individual mosquito species Studies not reporting total number of mosquitoes caught
Reporting HBI for Anopheles gambiae, Anopheles funestus complex or Anopheles arabiensis mosquito species Data points based on less than 50 blood-fed mosquitoes in total for target species
Studies reporting trapping methodology including location of traps (indoors or outdoors)