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Table 8 Top ten active funding agencies in publishing the health- and infection-related literature (1980–2019)

From: Bibliometric analysis of peer-reviewed literature on climate change and human health with an emphasis on infectious diseases

Health-related literature (N = 4247)
Ranka Funding agency Frequency % Country affiliation
 1st National Natural Science Foundation of China 62 1.5 China
 2nd National Institutes of Health 58 1.4 United States
 2nd National Science Foundation 58 1.4 United States
 4th U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 29 0.7 United States
 5th National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) 27 0.6 China
 6th Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 26 0.6 United States
 6th European Commission 26 0.6 Europe
 8th Natural Environment Research Council 23 0.5 United States
 9th National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 21 0.5 United States
 9th Wellcome Trust 21 0.5 UK
Infection-related literature (N = 1207)
 1st National Institutes of Health 43 3.6 United States
 2nd National Science Foundation 29 2.4 United States
 3rd National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 15 1.2 United States
 4th Wellcome Trust 12 1.0 UK
 5th National Natural Science Foundation of China 11 0.9 WHO
 6th Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 0.8 Canada
 7th National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) 10 0.8 China
 7th International Development Research Centre 9 0.7 Canada
 9th World Health Organization 9 0.7 USA
 9th European Commission 8 0.7 USA
  1. aIn ranking, two equally active funding agencies were given similar ranks and one position in the rank was skipped
  2. Infection-related literature: documents on climate change and infectious diseases. Health-related literature: documents on climate change and health