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Table 1 Characteristics of NEC Working Group Experts (N = 20)

From: NEC-zero recommendations from scoping review of evidence to prevent and foster timely recognition of necrotizing enterocolitis

Characteristic % (N) or Mean (SD)
Female 80% [16]
Years in Practice (Mean with SD) 18.6 (7.4)
Role
 Registered Nurse (Bedside NICU, Lactation Specialist, Librarian/Nurse, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Scientist) 45% [9]
 Parent Advocate (Architect, Musician, or Information Specialist) 15% [3]
 Pharmacist 5% [1]
 Physician (includes Neonatologist, Medical Directors, Scientists) 30% [6]
 Registered Dietician 5% [1]
Degree (Highest degree earned)
 Bachelors (B.S., B.S.N.) 20% [4]
 Masters (MArch., Med., MLIS, M.S., M.P.H., or M.H.A.) 25% [5]
 Doctorate (PharmD, DNP, PhD, or MD) 55% [11]
Geographical Location (United States)**
 Central 15% [3]
 Eastern 20% [4]
 Mountain 55% [11]
 West/Pacific 10% [2]
  1. **Eight states represented over 4 time zones