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Table 3 Socio-demographic and disease characteristics of study participants

From: Patient preferences in allergy immunotherapy (AIT) in Germany – a discrete-choice-experiment

Gender Number Percentage
Valid 239 100 %
  Male 101 42 %
  Female 138 58 %
Age (yrs.)
Valid 239 100 %
  18–30 88 37 %
  31–45 77 32 %
  46–60 53 22 %
  >60 21 9 %
Education
Valid 233 100 %
  Lower or general education 96 41 %
  Higher education 137 59 %
Children <14 years in household
Valid 229 100 %
  No 171 75 %
  Yes 58 25 %
Currently employed
Valid 234 100 %
  No 51 22 %
  Yes 183 78 %
   Full-time 138 75 %
   Part-time 36 20 %
   Other 6 3 %
   Missing 3 2 %
Type of allergy
Valid 239 100 %
  Birch (of those birch only) 126 (37) 53 % (29 %)
  Grass pollen (of those grass pollen only) 158 (50) 66 % (32 %)
  House dust mite (of those house dust mite only) 91 (33) 38 % (36 %)
Severity of nasal symptoms (assessed by patient)
Valid 229 100 %
  VAS 0–49 30 13 %
  VAS 50–100 199 87 %
  VAS average   72
Severity of symptoms affecting the eyes (assessed by patient)
Valid 227 100 %
  VAS 0–49 75 33 %
  VAS 50–100 152 67 %
  VAS average   57