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Table 1 Characteristics of TROPIC participants at pre-intervention (n = 49)

From: Knowledge-exchange in the Pacific: outcomes of the TROPIC (translational research for obesity prevention in communities) project

Variable n (%)
Gender  
 Male 22 (44.9)
 Female 27 (55.1)
Age group  
 21–30 yrs 17 (34.7)
 31–40 yrs 17 (34.7)
 41–50 yrs 15 (30.6)
  > 50 yrs 0 (0)
Highest completed or current education  
 Professional qualification 13 (26.5)
 Bachelors degree 15 (30.6)
 Postgraduate diploma 14 (28.6)
 Masters degree 7 (14.3)
Organization  
 Organization 1 12 (24.5)
 Organization 2 12 (24.5)
 Organization 3 5 (10.2)
 Organization 4 9 (18.4)
 Organization 5 7 (14.3)
 Organization 6 4 (8.2)
Positiona  
 Board member 0 (0)
 Senior manager 8 (16.3)
 Middle manager 26 (53.1)
 Senior clinician 0 (0)
 Front line staff 6 (12.2)
 Other (eg. technical staff, program assistant) 5 (10.2)
Years in current positiona  
  < 1 yr 17 (37.8)
 1 yr – <3 yrs 12 (26.7)
 3 yrs – < 6 yrs 12 (26.7)
 6 yrs – < 11 yrs 1 (2.2)
  ≥ 12 yrs 3 (6.6)
Years with current organizationa  
  < 1 yr 8 (17.8)
 1 yr – <3 yrs 7 (15.6)
 3 yrs – < 6 yrs 8 (17.8)
 6 yrs – < 11 yrs 3 (6.7)
  ≥ 12 yrs 19 (42.2)
Years worked in sectora  
  < 1 yr 5 (11.1)
 1 yr – <3 yrs 6 (13.3)
 3 yrs – < 6 yrs 7 (15.6)
 6 yrs – < 11 yrs 5 (11.1)
  ≥ 12 yrs 22 (48.9)
Research training/educationa  
 None at all (yes) 1 (2.2)
 Via undergraduate classes (yes) 26 (57.8)
 Via postgraduate classes (yes) 9 (18.4)
 Via Masters/PhD studies (yes) 14 (31.1)
 Via clinical work (yes) 2 (4.4)
 Via on-the-job collaboration (yes) 23 (51.1)
 Via part of research team (yes) 16 (35.6)
 Via other (yes) 4 (8.9)
Understanding of researcha  
 Excellent 4 (8.9)
 Very good 12 (26.7)
 Good 26 (57.8)
 Fair 3 (6.7)
 Poor 0 (0)
  1. aNo survey data for n = 4 participants