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Table 1 Characteristics of healthcare participants [n = 17]

From: “If we are waiting for the numbers alone, we will miss the point”: a qualitative study of the perceived rise of food allergy and associated risk factors in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Participant characteristics   Number [%]
Sex Male 6 [35]
Age group 28 – 35 2 [12]
36 – 43 4 [24]
44 – 51 3 [17]
52+ 8 [47]
Profession General Physician [GP] 4 [24]
Pediatrician [PD] 4 [24]
Nurse [NR] 4 [24]
Dietician [RDN] 2 [11]
Alternative Medicine Practitioners [AMP] 1 [6]
Public Policy [PPM] 2 [11]
Length of working years 3 – 5 3 [8]
6 – 10 5 [29]
11+ 9 [53]
Practice setting a Public hospital services 6 [35]
Private hospital services 9 [53]
Hybrid [public & private hospital] 3 [18]
Public service sector 1 [6]
Districts Accra Metropolis 5
Tema Metropolis 5
Ga West 4
Ga East 3
  1. a Sum not equal to total number of participants and percentage due to multiple responses