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Figure 5a-b. First Author of Academic/Grey Literature Affiliaiton to the Institutional Faculties/ Departments Ω

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Figure 5a represents first author affiliation of academic literature with institutional faculties/departments. Many of these authors may or may not have multiple (Ω) institutional faculty/departmental affiliation, however, we only coded for the primary author's faculty/ departmental affiliation as specified in academic articles. As expected, the majority of the researchers' primary affiliation was with the department of medicine (23.7%); 13.3% authors belong to nursing department, followed by 12.1% from health sciences/health research background, 7.5% from psychiatry, 5.2% from community health, 3.5% from epidemiology, 3.5% from behavioural and community health sciences, and 3.5% from family medicine and community medicine. Twenty-one percent of the primary authors did not reveal their primary affiliation to the faculties/ departments.

Figure 5b presents first author affiliation of grey literature to the institutional faculties or departments. As noted above, there were many sources of grey literature without affiliations listed. Hence, the following statistics should be interpreted carefully. The majority (6.1%) of the authors of grey literature are from health policy, management and evaluation disciplines or faculties. A further 2.6% are from medicine, economics or social work. 1.8% of the authors have affiliations with the departments of epidemiology, nursing and psychology. Kinesiology, public health and women's health constitute institutional affiliations for 0.9% of the authors of grey literature.


Figure 5a. First Author of Academic Literature Affiliaiton to the
Institutional Faculties/ Departments Ω


1Ω This symbol denotes multiple coding

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