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Table 1 Geographic representation of included studies

From: There might be blood: a scoping review on women’s responses to contraceptive-induced menstrual bleeding changes

  N % of included studies across and within subregions Countries represented (and number of studies within that country) References
Africa 11 11%   
 Northern Africa 1 9% Egypt (1) [115]
 Eastern Africa 2 18% Kenya (2) [107, 132]
 Middle Africa 0 0%
 Southern Africa 2 18% South Africa (2) [47, 122]
 Western Africa 6 55% Nigeria (3), Mali (1), Ghana (2) [43, 76, 87, 94, 102, 104]
Americas 32 32%   
 Latin America and the Caribbean 10 31% Dominican Republic (1), Mexico (3), Brazil (6) [44, 57, 68, 78, 81, 84, 95, 103, 124, 137]
 Northern America 22 69% US (18), Canada (3), Unspecified (1) [46, 58, 59, 61, 62, 71, 75, 85, 86, 90,91,92, 111, 112, 125,126,127, 130, 133,134,135,136]
Antarctica 0 na
Asia 7 7%   
 Central Asia 0 0%
 Eastern Asia 1 14% China (1) [64]
 Southeastern Asia 1 14% Thailand (1) [114]
 Southern Asia 3 43% India (1), Bangladesh (1), Iran (1) [63, 83, 99]
 Western Asia 2 29% Turkey (2) [45, 123]
Europe 20 20%   
 Eastern Europe 0 0%
 Northern Europe 10 50% Finland (1), Ireland (1), Netherlands (1), UK (7) [51, 52, 82, 97, 98, 100, 105, 109, 113, 145]
 Southern Europe 6 30% Italy (3), Spain (3) [66, 67, 77, 79, 88, 138]
 Western Europe 4 20% Austria (2), Germany (1), Switzerland (1) [48, 53, 60, 110]
Oceania 6 6%   
 Australia and New Zealand 6 100% Australia (5), New Zealand (1) [54, 96, 106, 121, 139, 141]
 Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia 0 0%  
Multi-country studies or systematic reviews 24 24% Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, US, Zimbabwe; unspecified countries in Europe, Asia, and Western Europe; countries included in studies in systematic reviews [49, 50, 55, 56, 65, 69, 70, 72,73,74, 80, 89, 93, 101, 108, 116,117,118,119,120, 128, 131, 140, 160]