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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the expert panel

From: Estimating the impact of interventions on cause-specific maternal mortality: a Delphi approach

Sex Number Percentage
Male 22 47.8
Female 24 52.2
Region Nationality, n (%) Experts working in each region, n (%)*
Europe 10 (21.7) 21 (7.1)
Americas
U.S./Canada 9 (19.6) 3 (4.3)
Latin America 4 (8.7) 10 (8.6)
Southeast Asia 8 (17.4) 7 (25.7)
Western Pacific 7 (15.2) 5 (14.3)
Africa 5 (10.9) 18 (30)
Eastern Mediterranean 3 (6.5) 6 (10)
Total 46 (100) 70 (100)
Profession n (%)  
Obstetrician/Gynecologist 30 (65.2)  
Researcher/Academic/ Epidemiologist 8 (17.3)  
Nurse/midwife 5 (10.9)  
Other physician 2 (4.3)  
Public health practitioner 1 (2.2)  
Total 46 (100)  
Professional experience Median  
Median years working in profession 30  
Academic Qualifications n (%)  
Doctorate 5 (10.9)  
Master’s Degree 2 (4.4)  
Medical Degree plus further qualification 19 (41.3)  
Medical degree 16 (34.8)  
Nursing degree plus further qualification 3 (6.52)  
Nursing degree 1 (2.17)  
Total 46 (100)  
  1. *The total for this column is greater than number of experts, as some experts work in multiple regions.