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Table 1 Countries included in the analysis, by geographical regiona (N = 119)

From: Political and social determinants of life expectancy in less developed countries: a longitudinal study

Regions N Countries
Africa 45  
   Eastern Africa 15 Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
   Middle Africa 6 Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon
   Northern Africa 5 Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia
   Southern Africa 5 Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland
   Western Africa 14 Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo
Oceania 1 Fiji
Asia 26  
   Eastern Asia 3 China, Mongolia, and Republic of Korea
   Southern Asia 6 Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
   South-Eastern Asia 7 Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam
   Western Asia 10 Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
Latin America and the Caribbean 23  
   Caribbean 5 Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago
   Central America 7 Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama
   South America 11 Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
Southern and Eastern Europe 12  
   Eastern Europe 4 Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, and Romania
   Southern Europe 8 Albania, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, and Spain
Eurasia 12 Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
  1. N = number of countries. aBased on the United Nations' geographical regions
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