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Table 2 Characteristics of participants in the DCE

From: Using a stated preference discrete choice experiment to assess societal value from the perspective of patients with rare diseases in Italy

  Before exclusion criteria (n = 54) After exclusion criteria (n = 46)
Age, mean (SD) 38.98 (10.27) 38.36 (9.24)
Household members, mean (SD) 2.72 (1.28) 2.65 (1.22)
Self-reported health status, %
 Good 66.67 71.74
 Average 7.41 4.35
 Poor 25.93 23.91
Patients answering block 1, n (%) 25 (46.29) 23 (50)
Patients answering block 2, n (%) 29 (53.7) 23 (50)
Interview durationa, mean (SD) 415.1 (301.45) 460.21 (304.42)
Task timea, mean (SD) 21.21 (50.48) 23.66 (54.3)
Were the questions easy to understand? (%)
 Agree 40.7 47.8
 Mildly agree 31.5 32.6
 Indifferent 11.1 10.9
 Mildly disagree 11.1 6.5
 Disagree 5.6 2.2
  1. aTime in seconds