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Table 1 General characteristics of study participants

From: Public health law coverage in support of the health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs) among 33 Western Pacific countries

Variables Categories (n = 33)
N (%)
Income High-income country 11 (33.3)
Upper middle-income country 8 (24.2)
Lower middle-income country 10 (30.3)
No data 4 (12.1)
Poverty Least developed country 6 (18.1)
Non-least developed country 27 (81.8)
Islands nations Small islands developing states 20 (60.6)
Others 13 (43.3)
Sovereign and dependent areas Sovereign states 24 (72.7)
Overseas territories and dependent areas 9 (27.2)
Legal system Civil law 7 (21.2)
Common law 23 (69.6)
Combination law 3 (9.0)
Health Provision in constitution Yes 20 (60.6)
No 13 (43.3)
Number of Primary Health legislations 0–20 9 (27.2)
21–40 19 (57.5)
41 and over 5 (15.5)