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Table 3 Relative importance of health conditions using normalized preference weights (all respondents)

From: Priority setting in health: development and application of a multi-criteria algorithm for the population of New Zealand’s Waikato region

Rank Health condition Composite algorithm score
1 Ischaemic heart disease 4.20
2 Female breast cancer 3.84
3 Trachea, bronchus, lung cancer 3.77
4 Suicide 3.71
5 Kidney disease, renal failure 3.58
6 Lymphomas, multiple myeloma 3.41
7 Diabetes 3.35
8 Mouth, oesophagus, and gastric cancer 3.33
9 Premature birth 3.28
10 Dementia 3.25
11 Mental and behavioral disorders 3.23
12 Leukaemia 3.23
13 COPD 3.18
14 Cervical cancer 3.15
15 Cerebrovascular disease 3.11
16 Prostate cancer 3.08
17 Colorectal cancer 3.00
18 Pancreatic cancer 2.85
19 Asthma 2.79
20 Hypertensive disease 2.61
21 HIV/AIDS 2.60
22 Melanoma of skin 2.53
23 Gestational diabetes 2.39
24 Motor vehicle accidents 2.36
25 Peptic ulcer disease 1.89