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Table 4 Relative importance ascribed by the participants to the six (6) characteristics of the study, based on their gender, age and educational level

From: Public engagement in setting healthcare priorities: a ranking exercise in Cyprus

Characteristic Relative importance
Age p value Healthy lifestyle p value Type of disease p value Severity of disease p value Health improvement p value Cost of treatment p value
Gender   <0.001 a   0.04 a   <0.001 a   0.002 a   <0.001 a   <0.001 a
 Women 28.3   8.2   12.5   27.8   13.0   10.2  
 Men 22.7   7.7   17.9   27.0   11.2   13.5  
Age (years)   <0.001 a   0.67a   <0.001 a   <0.001 a   0.11a   <0.001 a
 ≤35 22.7   8.0   13.7   29.6   12.3   13.7  
 >35 28.2   7.9   16.7   25.2   11.9   10.1  
Educational level   <0.001 b,c   <0.001 b,d   <0.001 b,e   < 0.001 b,d   <0.001 b,f   <0.001 b,f
 Secondary school (‘gymnasium’) graduates 32.0   7.4   11.0   25.4   11.4   12.8  
 High school graduates 23.6   7.0   17.1   28.2   12.1   12.0  
 University graduates 23.4   9.1   15.9   27.9   12.5   11.2  
  1. a t test
  2. bAnalysis of variance
  3. cStatistical significant difference between secondary school graduates and high school graduates (p = 0.049)
  4. dStatistical significant difference between secondary school graduates and high school graduates (p < 0.001) and secondary school graduates and university graduates (p < 0.001)
  5. eStatistical significant difference among the three groups (p < 0.001 in all cases)
  6. fStatistical significant difference between secondary school graduates and high school graduates (p < 0.001)