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  1. SciScore for 10.1101/2022.05.12.22274973: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    Ethicsnot detected.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    RandomizationFor this model, we used the municipality of death occurrence as a random intercept to account for intermunicipal variability in death registration in the model and to establish a hierarchical relationship between individual and municipal-level variables.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    No key resources detected.


    Results from OddPub: Thank you for sharing your code and data.


    Results from LimitationRecognizer: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    Our study has some strengths and limitations. Amongst the strengths, we highlight the use of 1,069,174 nationwide mortality registries to compare all-cause and cause-specific excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico in 2020. This approach allowed us to estimate with higher confidence state and municipal-level excess morality rates that helped us to study the regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and identify vulnerable zones in Mexico which were especially affected during 2020 compared to previous years. Additionally, the use of sociodemographic variables at different levels gave us insights to evaluate municipal and individual-level determinants which shaped excess and non-COVID-19 mortality. Nevertheless, limitations to be acknowledged include the lack of specific clinical information and comorbidity assessment for predictors which have been proven to be crucial determinants that increase the risk of death for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 causes, particularly regarding control of chronic cardio-metabolic conditions. Second, we could not ascertain the number of non-COVID-19 deaths which occurred due to exacerbation of underlying chronic conditions by current or previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, as it has been proven that it could increase the risk of long-term complications, including cardiovascular diseases (3). Third, our COVID-19 death construct included cases which could have been misclassified by atypical pneumonia or severe acute respiratory infections of u...

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.


    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.


    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.


    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.


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