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Table 6 Total number of studies, experimental studies, and observational studies by outcome category

From: Evidence on the impacts of chemicals arising from human activity on tropical reef-building corals; a systematic map

Outcome category Total Experimental Observational
Bioaccumulation 1082 (13.6%) 11 (0.3%) 1071 (26.2%)
BioaccumulationF 968 (12.2%) 222 (5.8%) 746 (18.2%)
Physiology 1344 (16.9%) 1247 (32.4%) 97 (2.4%)
Cover 1113 (14%) 24 (0.6%) 1089 (26.6%)
Mortality 716 (9%) 543 (14.1%) 173 (4.2%)
Microbiome 483 (6.1%) 424 (11%) 59 (1.4%)
Growth 339 (4.3%) 264 (6.9%) 75 (1.8%)
Recruitment 302 (3.8%) 161 (4.2%) 141 (3.4%)
Reproduction 271 (3.4%) 189 (4.9%) 82 (2%)
Disease 219 (2.8%) 44 (1.1%) 175 (4.3%)
Bleaching 215 (2.7%) 145 (3.8%) 70 (1.7%)
Coral diversity 203 (2.6%) 1 (0%) 202 (4.9%)
Calcification 185 (2.3%) 155 (4%) 30 (0.7%)
Genetic 90 (1.1%) 78 (2%) 12 (0.3%)
Distribution 15 (0.2%)   15 (0.4%)
Other 392 (4.9%) 337 (8.8%) 55 (1.3%)