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Table 2 Countries and organizations with clinical guidelines on the selected topics (see Additional file 1 )

From: Clinical guidelines contribute to the health inequities experienced by individuals with intellectual disabilities

Topic Country
Epilepsy UK SIGN (original 2003, update 2005, review 2007)
   NICE (2004)
  Singapore Ministry for Health (2007)
Obesity UK SIGN (2010)
   NICE (2006)
  Australia National Health & Medical Research Council (2003)
  USA National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (1998)
  Canada Canadian Medical Association (2007)
  Malaysia Ministry for Health (2004)
Osteoporosis UK SIGN (original 2003, update 2004, review 2007)
  USA American College of Physicians (2008)
  Canada Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (2009)
  Singapore Singapore Ministry of Health (2009)
  Malaysia Malaysian Ministry of Health (2003)
Dementia UK SIGN (original 2006, review 2009)
   NICE (2007)
  NZ Ministry of Health (1997)
  USA American Psychiatric Association (2007)
  Canada Canadian Medical Association (2008)
  Singapore Ministry of Health (2007)
Schizophrenia UK SIGN (original 1998, review 2005)
   NICE (2009)
  NZ Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (2004)
  Australia same as New Zealand
  Canada Canadian Psychiatric Association (2005)
Upper gastrointestinal problems UK SIGN (original 2003, review 2009)
   NICE (2004)
  NZ New Zealand Guidelines Group (2004)
  Canada Canadian Medical Association (June 2000, update Sept 2000)
Accidents/injuries & falls UK NICE (2004)
  Canada Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (June 2003)
Bipolar disorder UK SIGN (original 2005, review 2009)
   NICE (2006)
  NZ Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (2004)
  Australia same as New Zealand
  Canada Canadian Network for Mood & Anxiety Treatments (2005, update 2007)
Obstructive sleep apnea UK SIGN ( original 2003, review 2009)
  USA American Academy of Sleep Medicine 2006
  1. SIGN = Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network; NICE = National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.