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Table 2 Participant background characteristics

From: Lessons learned from the 2009–2010 H1N1 outbreak for the management of the 2013 silent polio outbreak

Background characteristic N = 18
Males (n, %) 12 (66.7)
Jewish (n, %) 16 (88.9)
Position
 MoH national level officers (n, %) 5 (27.8)
 MoH regional officers (n, %) 5 (27.8)
 Specialist physicians in non-governmental organizations (n, %) 4 (22.2)
 Public health experts (n, %) 2 (11.1)
 Politicians (n, %) 2 (11.2)
Educationa
 MD (n, %) 11 (61.1)
 RN (n, %) 3 (16.7)
 PhD (n, %) 6 (33.3)
 MPH or MHA (n, %) 11 (61.1)
 Other (n, %) 7 (38.9)
Experience in the current position (median years, IQR) 5.0 (3.7–10.5)
Career experience (median years, IQR) 26.0 (18.0–32.5)
  1. Abbreviations: MoH Ministry of Health, MD medical doctor, RN registered nurse, PhD doctor of philosophy, MPH Master of Public Health, MHA Master of Health Administration
  2. aThe highest clinical and/or degree is indicated. Some participants hold more than one degree