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Table 1 Demographic, geographic, and developmental characteristics of the 9 target countries

From: Factors shaping the COVID-19 epidemic curve: a multi-country analysis

Country Total population (thousands) Population density (persons per km2) Percentage of children (0–14 year) (%) Human Development Index (value)
Germany 83,517 240 14 0.939
Italy 60,550 206 13 0.883
Sweden 10,036 25 18 0.937
South Korea 51,225 527 13 0.906
Colombia 50,339 45 22 0.761
Mexico 127,576 66 26 0.767
Nigeria 200,964 221 45 0.534
India 1,366,418 460 26 0.647
Nepal 28,609 200 29 0.579
  1. Data Sources: United Nations: World Population Prospects 2019 (online: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/); United Nations Development Programme: Human Development Report 2019, p. 304 (online: http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/hdr2019.pdf)