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Table 4 List of the low- and lower-middle-income countries by geographical regiona (N = 79)

From: Correlates of healthy life expectancy in low- and lower-middle-income countries

Regions n Countries
Low-income Lower-middle-income
Africa 43  
 Eastern Africa 15 Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe Djibouti, Kenya, Zambia
 Middle Africa 6 Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo Cameroon, Congo, Sao Tome and Principe
 Northern Africa 4 South Sudan Egypt, Morocco, Sudan
 Southern Africa 2   Lesotho, Swaziland
 Western Africa 16 Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal
Oceania 6   Kiribati, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Asia 21  
 South Asia 7 Afghanistan, Nepal Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
 South-East Asia 7 Cambodia Indonesia, Lao People’s Republic, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
 Western Asia 4   Armenia, Georgia, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen
 Central Asia 3   Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
America and the Caribbean 7  
 Central America 4   El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
 South America 2   Bolivia, Guyana
 The Caribbean 1 Haiti  
Europe 2   Republic of Moldova, Ukraine
  1. Notes: ‘n, Number of countries’; ‘a, Based on the United Nation’s geographical region’ (reference from [33])