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Table 3 Differences of public health law coverage by general characteristics of countries

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

Variables Categories Mean ± SD F(t) (n = 33)
P-value*
Socioeconomic status Income High-income country 30.4 ± 8.6 1.29 0.29
Upper middle-income country 26.8 ± 8.3
Lower middle-income country 24.4 ± 8.9
Poverty Least developed country 22.7 ± 4.7 1.31 0.19
Non-least developed country 27.8 ± 9.2
Basic characteristics Islands nations Small islands developing states 24.5 ± 7.0 1.91 0.06
Others 30.2 ± 10.0
Sovereign and dependent areas Sovereign states 28.1 ± 8.2 1.30 0.20
Overseas territories and dependent areas 23.7 ± 10.0
Legal situation Legal system Civil law 31.6 ± 8.8 1.35 0.27
Common law 25.8 ± 8.5
Combination law 24.0 ± 8.9
Health Provision in constitution Yes 28.0 ± 9.7 0.85 0.39
No 25.3 ± 7.1
  1. *p-value level of statistical significance ≤0.05