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Table 1 Sample size and average perceived years until eradication by area of expertise

From: Researchers’ perceptions of malaria eradication: findings from a mixed-methods analysis of a large online survey

Area of expertise Average years Number of participants
GIS 50 5
Infectious disease 50 7
Malaria 50 8
Medical entomology 49.09 12
Political science 48.75 14
Vector control 48.75 9
Drug discovery 48 5
Microbiology 48 5
Pharmacology 47.78 9
Anthropology 47 20
Economics 46.84 34
Public health 45.96 29
Entomology 45.84 58
IT 45.79 344
Parasitology 45.74 319
Biology 45.70 277
Virology 45.65 23
Clinical medicine 45.56 208
Epidemiology 45.31 357
Immunology 44.3 104
Bioinformatics 44 5
Statistics 43.73 86
Ecology 42.57 8
History 42.5 6
Pharmacy 42 5
Vector biology 41.6 5
Geography 40 5
Chemistry 37.46 27
Biochemistry 37 5
Medicinal chemistry 34.57 7
  1. Values of more than 50 years or “never” were coded as 50 for the purpose of estimating averages