Table 2

Different health assets of the included studies by WHO region

Type of assetsWHO region
European regionRegion of the AmericasAfrican regionWestern Pacific regionSouth -East Asia regionEastern Mediterranean regionInternationalUnreported or unclearTotal
‘Health assets’, ‘assets’ or an ‘asset-based approach’ in a health context153 (48.4%)63 (19.9%)28 (8.9%)8 (2.5%)4 (1.3%)51 (16.1%)9 (2.8%)316 (100.0%)
Community assets10 (43.5%)9 (39.1%)1 (4.3%)2 (8.7%)1 (4.3%)23 (100.0%)
Individual assets7 (25.0%)14 (50.0%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)5 (17.9%)28 (100.0%)
Religious health assets, or religion1 (2.3%)5 (11.6%)29 (67.4%)7 (16.3%)1 (2.3%)43 (100.0%)
Organisational assets5 (33.3%)8 (53.3%)1 (6.7%)1 (6.7%)15 (100.0%)
Resilience5 (45.5%)2 (18.2%)1 (9.1%)3 (27.3%)11 (100.0%)
Asset mapping7 (25.0%)13 (46.4%)1 (3.6%)6 (21.4%)1 (3.6%)28 (100.0%)
Co-production1 (33.3%)2 (66.7%)3 (100.0%)
Cultural assets2 (100.0%)2 (100.0%)
Not defined or unclear3 (33.3%)3 (33.3%)1 (11.1%)2 (22.2%)9 (100.0%)