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Table 1 Demographic statistics of the study population

From: Comparison of different approaches applied in Analytic Hierarchy Process – an example of information needs of patients with rare diseases

Variable Characteristics Individual Group
Frequency Rate Frequency Rate
Sex male 11 27.5 % 4 36.4 %
female 29 72.5 % 7 63.6 %
Age x < 30 2 5.0 % 0 0.0 %
30 ≤ x < 50 18 45.0 % 6 54.6 %
50 ≤ x <70 16 40.0 % 4 36.4 %
x > 70 3 7.5 % 1 9.1 %
Labor status employed 17 42.5 % 6 54.6 %
retired 11 27.5 % 2 18.2 %
disabled 10 25.0 % 2 18.2 %
student 1 2.5 % 0 0.0 %
n/a 1 2.5 % 0 0.0 %
Estimated severity of the disorder low 6 15.0 % 2 18.2 %
medium 19 47.5 % 4 36.4 %
high 15 37.5 % 5 45.5 %
Status patient 36 90.0 % 8 72.7 %
relative 4 10.0 % 3 27.3 %