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Table 2 Comparison between the number of papers published by region and regional estimates of the burden of non-communicable disease

From: Economic evaluations of non-communicable disease interventions in developing countries: a critical review of the evidence base

Region Number of papers* % Burden of disease (hundreds of thousands of DALYs lost)** %
Sub-Saharan Africa 14 44% 1050 18%
Asia and other Islands 11 34% 1040 18%
Latin America and the Caribbean 4 13% 689 12%
India 3 9% 1714 29%
China 2 6% 1431 24%
Total 34 100 5924 100
  1. * Some papers performed multiple analyses and/or used multiple sources of data etc. Therefore, the presentation of results may suggest that there are more than 32 papers, which is not the case.
  2. **Source: World Development Report 1993 [10]