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Table 2 Percentage choosing each area as first priority for surplus budget by first priority for personal insurance - Version 1 of questionnaire (N = 609)

From: Personal needs versus national needs: public attitudes regarding health care priorities at the personal and national levels

First priority for surplus budget First priority for personal insurance
  Screening tests Cardiac rehabilitation Mental health care Alternative medicine Second opinion* No response
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total 278 (100.0) 142 (100.0) 65 (100.0) 38 (100.0) 30 (100.0) 56 (100.0)
Screening tests 155 (55.8) 29 (20.4) 9 (13.8) 9 (23.7) 7 (26.7) 10 (17.9)
Cardiac rehabilitation 30 (10.8) 45 (31.7) 5 (7.7) 5 (13.2) 4 (13.3) 5 (8.9)
Mental health care 14 (5.0) 14 (9.9) 35 (53.9) 5 (13.1) 2 (6.7) 8 (14.3)
Alternative medicine 0 3 (2.1) 2 (3.1) 3 (7.9) 0 0
Subsidized supplemental insurance for the poor* 44 (15.8) 16 (11.3) 6 (9.2) 10 (26.3) [6 (20.0)] 8 (14.3)
Fertility treatments* 20 (7.2) 23 (16.2) 5 (7.7) 4 (10.5) [5 (16.7)] 3 (5.4)
No response 15 (5.4) 12 (8.4) 3 (4.6) 2 (5.3) 5 (16.7) 22 (39.3)
Total:       
Same item + 155 45 35 3 --  
Different item 123 97 30 35 18**  
  1. *These items were not response options to both questions (personal insurance and supplementary budget).
  2. **11 responses marked [ ] were not included because the response combination related to two items not included in both questions.
  3. + Percentage choosing the same item = 44.0% (238/541).