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Table 2 Sociodemographic data of panels as part of BIA-Obesity Malaysia process of assessment

From: Benchmarking the transparency, comprehensiveness and specificity of population nutrition commitments of major food companies in Malaysia

CharacteristicsAB
Expert Panelb
(n)
Review Panelc
(n)
Age (years)  
 20–3913
 40–59310
 60 or above3
Gender  
 Male22
 Female511
Education level  
 Degree27
 Master16
 PhD4
Professional Background  
 Academia/ professionals4
 Non-government/ non-profit organisation1
 Government stakeholder213
Working Experience (years)  
 5–103
 11–2047
 21–3013
 31 or above2
Expertisea  
 Public affairs management (e.g. corporate, inter-agency collaboration including private sector)12
 Public health nutrition (e.g. nutrition promotion, food marketing, food labelling, food education programme evaluation)37
 National policy development (e.g. national nutrition plan, national food and nutrition policy, food regulations, obesity and/or NCDs prevention)45
 Food regulations and/or food safety auditing3
  1. Abbreviations: NCDs non-communicable diseases, PhD Doctor of Philosophy
  2. Notes:
  3. aMore than one field of expertise may be stated by the Expert or Review Panel.
  4. bSeven members of the Expert Panel (including an academic who refereed whenever the 'simple majority rule' failed) performed the assessment.
  5. cThe Review Panel comprised the Expert Panel and thirteen government stakeholders who formulated the recommendations. This column only presents the profile of the thirteen government stakeholders involved in the round table session