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Table 1 Characteristics of included countries by UN treaty

From: Can the health effects of widely-held societal norms be evaluated? An analysis of the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (UN-CEDAW)

  CEDAW
Total Countries (n) 187
Median Ratification Year (range) 1989 (1980–2015)
WHO Region (n, %)
 Africa 47 (25.1)
 Americas 34 (18.2)
 Eastern Mediterranean 19 (10.2)
 Europe 54 (28.9)
 South East Asia 11 (5.9)
 Western Pacific 22 (11.8)
Country Income Level
 Low 30 (16.0)
 Middle 98 (52.4)
 High 59 (31.6)
GDP per Capita at Median Ratification Year (mean) 5369.60
GNI per Capita at Median Ratification Year (mean) 5863.31