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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Trust in COVID-19 policy among public health professionals in Israel during the first wave of the pandemic: a cross-sectional study

Variable* Value Distribution
Profession in public health Public health physician 24.1%
Other health professional 37.5%
Researcher 31.3%
Highest degree in public health PhD 20.5%
MPH 39.3%
MSc 12.5%
MHA 6.3%
Student of public health 11.6%
Professional seniority in public health 1–4 years 15.2%
5–10 years 22.3%
11–15 years 15.2%
Over 16 years 46.4%
Gender Male 29.5%
Female 67.0%
Age 21–40 19.6%
41–50 30.4%
51–60 22.3%
61–70 11.6%
Minimum 29
Maximum 82
Mean 48
SD 11.6
Religion Jewish 89.0
Muslim 4.6%
Christian 5.5%
Druze 0.9%
Level of religiosity Secular 74.1%
Traditional 8.9%
Religious 12.5%
Ultra-Orthodox 0.9%
  1. *N = 112. Missing data: profession in public health—7.1%, highest degree in public health—9.8%, professional seniority in public health—0.9%, gender—3.5%, age—16.1%, level of religiosity—3.6%