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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