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Table 1 Distribution of country-specific articles along the HDI: only countries accounting for 5% and more of all papers in their HDI category are shown

From: What do we know about the needs and challenges of health systems? A scoping review of the international literature

HDI category Country n. %
Low HDI Pakistan 6 20.7
Nigeria 3 10.3
Papua and New Guinea 3 10.3
Ethiopia 2 6.9
Kenya 2 6.9
Malawi 2 6.9
Uganda 2 6.9
All articles 29 100
Medium HDI India 8 28.6
South Africa 7 25.0
Zambia 3 10.7
Bangladesh 2 7.1
Ghana 2 7.1
All articles 28 100
High HDI China 16 34.8
Malaysia 4 8.7
Brazil 3 6.5
Iran 3 6.5
All articles 46 100
Very high HDI United States 72 47.7
Canada 18 11.9
Australia 17 11.3
All articles 151 100
  1. A total of 99 countries were reported. Countries with a proportion of articles below 5% within their HDI category included: Low HDI: Afghanistan; Burundi, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Uganda; Ivory Coast; Lesotho; Myanmar; Sierra Leone; Somalia; Tanzania; Zimbabwe. Medium HDI: Cambodia; Iraq; Kyrgyzstan; Syria; Tajikistan; Vietnam. High HDI: Armenia; Mexico; Russia; Sri Lanka; Belarus; Brazil and Colombia; Georgia; Jamaica; Jordan; Macedonia; Mongolia; Oman; Romania; Serbia; Thailand; Tunisia. Very high HDI: United Kingdom; Belgium; Croatia; Hungary; Israel; Italy; Japan; Korea; Lithuania; Sweden; United Arab Emirates; Argentina; Australia and United Kingdom; Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain; Chile; Cyprus; Estonia; European Union (15 countries); Finland; Germany; Greece; Iceland; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Slovakia; Spain; Western Europe and Switzerland