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Table 1 Countries of the Middle East and North Africa region included and excluded in the overview

From: Gray literature in systematic reviews on population health in the Middle East and North Africa: protocol of an overview of systematic reviews and evidence mapping

Country The World Bank [15] WHO-EMR [16] UNAIDS [17] GBD 2015 [18] Official primary languages [19] Media of instruction in universities and colleges Inclusion in the overview
Algeria Yes No No Yes Arabic French and Arabic [24] Yes
Bahrain Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [34] Yes
Djibouti Yes Yes Yes No Arabic and French French [47] Yes
Egypt Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [30] Yes
Iraq Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [29] Yes
Jordan Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [26] Yes
Kuwait Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [42] Yes
Lebanon Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic, French, and English [31] Yes
Libya Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [25] Yes
Morocco Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and French [27] Yes
Oman Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [35] Yes
Pakistan No Yes No No Urdu English [39] Yes
Palestine Yes No Yes Yes Arabic English and Arabic [20] Yes
Qatar Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [43] Yes
Saudi Arabia Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [46] Yes
Sudan No Yes Yes Yes Arabic English [38] Yes
Syria Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic, French, and English [28] Yes
Tunisia Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and French [45] Yes
United Arab Emirates Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic English [22] Yes
Yemen Yes Yes Yes Yes Arabic Arabic and English [39, 44] Yes
Afghanistan No Yes No Yes Dari and Pashto English and Arabic [21] No
Cyprus No Yes No No Greek Greek, Turkish, and English [33] No
Israel Yes No No No Hebrew Hebrew and English [41] No
Iran Yes Yes Yes Yes Farsi English and Farsi [23] No
Malta Yes No No No Maltese Maltese and English [32] No
Somalia No Yes Yes No Somali Somali, Arabic, and Italian [36] No
Turkey No No No Yes Turkish Turkish and English [40] No