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Table 3 Sources of the data for the study

From: An international comparison of deceased and living organ donation/transplant rates in opt-in and opt-out systems: a panel study

Variable Source Website Permission needed
Organ donation data International Registry of Organ Donation and Transplantation* http://www.irodat.org/ (accessed 19/08/2013) No: http://www.irodat.org/?p=about
GDP per capita (US$) International Monetary Fund (2013), World Economic Outlook database, Data and Statistics IMF* http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2013/01/weodata/download.aspx (accessed 12/08/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
  The World Bank: GDP per capita: World Development Indicators http://data.worldbank.org (accessed 12/08/2013) No:http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/0,,contentMDK:22547097~pagePK:50016803~piPK:50016805~theSitePK:13,00.html
Legal system Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook* https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2100.html#133 (accessed 19/08/2013) No:https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/contributor_copyright.html
Catholicism Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook* https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html#195 (accessed 12/08/2013) No: see above link for Legal System
  U.S. Department of State http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/2010/index.htm (accessed 12/08/2013) No:http://www.state.gov/misc/87529.htm#copyright
RTA mortality rate Global status report on road safety: time for action. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2009* http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/road_safety_status/2009 (accessed 12/08/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
  Based on data from `OECD (2010), IRTAD Road Safety Annual Report 2009, OECD Publishing’ http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789282102824-en (accessed 12/08/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
  Hong Kong Road Safety Council http://www.roadsafety.gov.hk/annual_report/2006/eng/foreword.html (accessed 12/08/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
  Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportations and Communications http://www.motc.gov.tw/en/home.jsp?id=255&parentpath=0,150,250 (accessed 12/08/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
Population U.S. Census Bureau* www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php (accessed 13/08/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
Helping a stranger Charities Aid Foundation (2010, 2011, 2012), World Giving Index* https://www.cafonline.org/pdf/WorldGivingIndex28092010Print.pdf (accessed 13/08/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
This is based on data from Gallup’s WorldView World Poll
   https://www.cafonline.org/pdf/World_Giving_Index_2011_191211.pdf (accessed 13/08/2013) Yes: see above information for World Giving Index 2010
   https://www.cafonline.org/PDF/WorldGivingIndex2012WEB.pdf (accessed 13/08/2013) Yes: see above information for World Giving Index 2010
Hospital beds World Health Report: health systems: essential health technologies. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2013* http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.70?lang=en (accessed 30/09/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
  National Statistics Republic of China (Taiwan) http://eng.stat.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=2267&CtUnit=1072&BaseDSD=36&MP=5 (accessed 30/09/2013) Yes: Permission Sought and Attained
  Information Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government http://www.gov.hk/en/about/abouthk/factsheets/docs/public_health.pdf (accessed 30/09/2013) No:http://www.gov.hk/en/about/abouthk/factsheets/docs/public_health.pdf
  The World Bank: Hospital beds (per 1,000 people): World Health Organization http://data.worldbank.org (accessed 30/09/2013) No: see above link for GDP per capita for The World Bank
  1. * = Primary source. For Cuba the number of self-identified Catholics was prior to Castro assuming power. The data for 1996 was used to estimate Puerto Rico’s hospital beds because this was the most reliable information that we were able to obtain. GDP, gross domestic product; RTA, road traffic accidents.