Definition of region groupings
WHO regions: WHO Member States are grouped into 6 geographical regions: AFRO (Africa), AMRO (Americas), EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean), EURO (Europe), SEARO (South-East Asia) and WPRO (Western Pacific). See map for more information.
WHO subregions: the 6 WHO regions are further divided based on patterns of child and adult mortality in groups ranging from A (lowest) to E (highest): AFRO (D,E); AMRO (A,B,D); EMRO (B,D); EURO (A,B,C); SEARO (B,D); WPRO (A,B).
Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) by WHO region: the 6 WHO regions are used separating out high-income countries within each of these regions into a 7th group: High, AFRO, AMRO, EMRO, EURO, SEARO and WPRO. See the Notes sheet in each spreadsheet for more information.
WHO regions by income: WHO Member States within each of the 6 WHO regions are divided into high-income or low- and middle-income countries creating 10 groups: AFRO (LMIC); AMRO (High, LMIC); EMRO (High, LMIC); EURO (High, LMIC); SEARO (LMIC); and WPRO (High, LMIC). See the Notes sheet in each spreadsheet for more information.
World Bank income groups: all Member States are divided in 4 income groups based on 2004 Gross National Income (GNI) per capita: low, lower middle, upper middle, and high. See the Notes sheet in each spreadsheet for more information.
World Bank regions: countries are separated into 6 World Bank regions, separating out high-income countries as a 7th group: High Income, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
UN Millenium Development Goals (MDG) regions: Developed countries, Commonwealth of Independent States, Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-eastern Asia, Western Asia, and Oceania. See map for more information.
GBD 1990 regions: countries are separated into 6 regions as presented in the original GBD 1990 study: Established Market Economies (EME), Formerly Socialist Economies of Europe (FSE), India (IND), China (CHN), Other Asia and Islands (OAI), Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and the Middle Eastern Crescent (MEC).