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Table 3 Percentage choosing each area as first priority for surplus budget by first priority for personal insurance - Version 2 of questionnaire (N = 616)

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
Nursing care Preventive medicine and health promotion Dental care Cosmetic surgery* Hospitalization in private hospital* No response
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total 272 (100.0) 121 (100.0) 102 (100.0) 5 74 (100.0) 42 (100.0)
Nursing care 177 (65.1) 20 (16.5) 27 (26.5) 3 15 (20.3) 10 (23.8)
Preventive medicine and health promotion 27 (9.9) 61 (50.4) 16 (15.7) 1 7 (9.5) 6 (14.3)
Dental care 3 (1.1) 2 (1. 6) 16 (15.7)   4 (5.4) 2 (4.8)
Additional staff for primary clinics* 12 (4.4) 8 (6.6) 8 (7.8)   4 (5.4) 1 (2.4)
Building a new hospital* 45 (16.5) 25 (20.7) 32 (31.4) [1] [43] (58.1) 7 (16.7)
No response 8 (2.9) 5 (4.1) 3 (2.9)   [1] (1.3) 16 (38.1)
Total:       
Same item + 177 61 16    
Different item 95 60 86 4 27**  
  1. *These items were not response options to both questions (personal insurance and supplementary budget).
  2. **48 responses marked [ ] were not included because the response combination related to two items not included in both questions.
  3. + Percentage choosing the same item = 48.3% (254/526).