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Table 1 Findings from coding articles

From: Climate for evidence-informed health systems: A print media analysis in 44 low- and middle-income countries that host knowledge-translation platforms

Category Topic Africa Americas Asia Eastern Mediterranean Total
Policy priorities Groups attributing priorities to the government      
     Government officials 98 5 77 28 208
     Researchers 2 0 3 1 6
     Stakeholders 15 1 6 5 27
  Articles mentioning specific targets 27 0 12 11 50
  All articles describing specific policy priorities in the health sector 125 6 89 44 264
Health research evidence Topics of research studies||      
     Articles describing infectious disease research 275 121 132 55 583
  HIV/AIDS 188 30 26 14 258
  Malaria 49 5 2 1 57
  Tuberculosis 14 7 8 5 34
  Avian influenza 1 0 23 0 24
  Hepatitis (A, B, C) 2 4 11 1 18
  Schistosomiasis 2 4 4 0 10
  Chagas disease 0 7 0 0 7
  Dengue fever 0 2 2 0 4
  Other 34 67 70 35 206
     Articles describing chronic disease research 11 103 218 60 392
  Cancer 5 29 113 18 165
  Cardiovascular diseases 1 17 37 11 66
  Diabetes 2 17 16 6 41
  Obesity 0 13 18 1 32
  Neurodegenerative disorders 0 6 13 0 19
  Other 6 28 41 28 103
     Other research topics:      
  Reproductive health 61 48 38 36 183
  Mental health¶ 14 45 28 9 96
  Nutrition 15 26 35 16 92
  Sexual health¶ 10 6 18 13 47
  Complementary and alternative medicine¶ 3 3 24 0 30
  Health systems¶ 10 3 11 3 27
  Other 55 99 211 59 424
  All articles specifying the topics of their research studies 389 356 523 200 1468
  Location of researchers described in articles      
     Within jurisdiction 144 279 380 137 940
     Outside jurisdiction 142 75 117 46 380
  All articles specifying the location of researchers 259 342 466 174 1241
  Types of studies      
     Systematic reviews 3 11 11 6 31
     Randomized control trials 36 32 16 31 115
     Observational studies 30 66 67 22 185
     Studies in basic science 3 60 148 15 226
     Other 5 11 7 0 23
  All articles specifying the types of studies 77 175 243 74 569
Policy dialogues Articles mentioning the participation of the following groups in policy dialogues      
     Government officials 154 8 101 24 287
     Researchers 19 0 7 1 27
     Stakeholders 151 8 100 24 283
  Articles describing policy dialogues that resulted in policy recommendations or agreements to action 48 4 32 10 94
  All articles describing policy dialogues that address health issues 154 8 104 24 290
  1. ||Articles could be coded to multiple topics
  2. ¶These topics were coded thematically