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Table 1 Characteristics of the experts

From: Perspectives of policy and political decision makers on access to formal dementia care: expert interviews in eight European countries

  Total DE IE IT NL NO PT SE UK
Experts (n) 38 6 7 4 4 5 4 4 4
Gender
 Female 25 4 5 2 2 5 2 3 2
 Male 13 2 2 2 2   2 1 2
Age (years)
  < 40 2   1   1     
 40–44 2 1    1     1
 45–49 2   1       
 50–54 8 3 1    2 2   
 55–59 11 1 3    2 1 1 3
 60–64 7 1 1 2 2 1    
 > =65 6    2 -   1 3  
Years of professional experience, range 12–63 15–38 12–35 26–40 17–38 25–39 29–40 30–63 21–34
Years of experience with dementia care, range 0.5–38 3–23 1–30 17–30 14–38 0.5–25 11–30 30–37 5–33
Years of experience in current position, range 0.5–35 1–23 0.5–10 6–22 1–12 0.5–7 5–15 15–35 2–19
Type of expertsa (n)
 Policy maker 7   2 1    1   3
 Political decision maker (elected) 2      1   1  
 Political decision maker (not elected) 7 3    1 3    
 Advisory board 6   1 4 1     
 Academic researcher 1        1  
 Representative of NGO/Alzheimer society 11 1 2 1 1 1 3 1 1
 Representative of insurance company 3 2    1     
 Representative of dementia care provider 2     1   1   
 Representative of funding organization 2   2       
 Representative of umbrella organization providing advice and collecting data on dementia care 1        1  
Experts (n) operating on …
 national level 30 4 7 3 3 2 3 4 4
 regional level 4 1    1 1 1   
 local level 4 1   1   2    
Mode of interview
 face-to-face 17   5 3 1 4 4   
 telephone 21 6 2 1 3 1   4 4
Duration of interview in min, range, mean 20–110, 53.5 20–50, 30.8 45–55, 52.1 95–110, 102.5 24–50, 40.3 50–90, 65.0 48–70, 59.5 45–65, 57.5 20–45, 32.5
  1. Note: DE Germany, IE Ireland, IT Italy, NL Netherlands, NO Norway, PT Portugal, SE Sweden, UK United Kingdom, NGO Non-governmental organisation
  2. aMultiple responses were possible