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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the UNITE study

From: Assessing clinicopathological correlation in chronic traumatic encephalopathy: rationale and methods for the UNITE study

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Inclusion criteria
1. Men who played American football or ice hockey at the professional or Olympic level or who played at the collegiate, semiprofessional, or junior level for at least 2 years
2. Men who played a high-risk contact sport, other than American football or ice hockey, at the professional or Olympic level
3. Women who played a high-risk contact sport at the professional, Olympic, or collegiate level
4. Men or women who played a high-risk contact sport at the professional, Olympic, collegiate, or high school level who died before the age of 35 years
5. Men or women who played a high-risk contact sport at the professional, Olympic, collegiate, or high school level who were diagnosed with ALS during life
6. Men or women with a military history of combat exposure
7. Women with a history of domestic abuse
Exclusion criteria
1. Specimen with a postmortem interval before fixation of longer than 72 h
2. Specimen that was embalmed following brain autopsy
3. Specimen of less than one full hemisphere
  1. ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; UNITE, Understanding Neurologic Injury and Traumatic Encephalopathy