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Table 2 Geographical distribution of scientific production. Absolute values and percentages

From: Trends in scientific activity addressing transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: a bibliometric study covering the period 1973–2002

1973–1982 1983–1992 1993–2002
Country No. docs. % Country No. docs. % Country No. docs. %
USA 211 40.2 USA 463 41.1 USA 1087 26.7
UK 115 21.9 UK 209 18.5 UK 827 20.3
Japan 38 7.2 Japan 115 10.2 France 394 9.7
France 38 7.2 France 57 5.1 Germany 325 7.0
Italy 14 2.7 Germany 55 4.9 Japan 286 7.0
Australia 12 2.3 Italy 43 3.8 Switzerland 187 4.6
Czechoslova-kia 12 2.3 Poland 31 2.8 Italy 155 3.8
Germany 9 1.7 Russia 19 1.7 Spain 74 1.8
Switzerland 9 1.7 Canada 13 1.2 Holland 72 1.8
Canada 8 1.5 Spain 13 1.2 Poland 72 1.8
Poland 7 1.3 Israel 13 1.2 Canada 59 1.5
Chile 6 1.1 Switzerland 12 1.1 Austria 58 1.4
Spain 6 1.1 Others (24) 84 7. 5 Australia 55 1.4
Others(14) 40 7.6   1127 100 Israel 54 1.3
  525 100     Belgium 42 1.0
       Others (38) 319 7.8
        4066 100