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Table 2 Characteristics of interviewees

From: Taxation of sugar sweetened beverages and unhealthy foods: a qualitative study of key opinion leaders’ views

Sector Stakeholders Number Gender (n) Average seniority (years)
Health professions • Health professionals • Representatives of professional associations in the fields of nutrition, healthcare and health promotion 9 Females: 6 Males: 3 11
Legislators • Members of the Israeli parliament from various political parties 6 Females: 1 Males: 5 7
Policy makers • Council members of municipal authorities • Israeli government bureaucrats 4 Females: 1 Males: 3 7
Regulators • Senior officers from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and the Israel Tax Authority 4 Females: 1 Males: 3 14
Food and beverage industry • Senior managers of snack and beverage manufacturers • Managers of national supermarket chains • Catering Managers 5 Males: 5 12
Public representatives • Leaders of consumer-advocate groups • Social activists 3 Females: 1 Males: 2 18
Media and publishing • Health and health economy journalists • Representatives of advertising agencies engaged in marketing of snacks and beverages 4 Females: 1 Males: 3 10
Economists • Health economists 4 Males: 4 18
Total   39 Females: 11 Males: 28 11