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Table 2 Ranking results from Question 2 – light forms of sequelae

From: A DELPHI study on aspects of study design to overcome knowledge gaps on the burden of disease caused by serogroup B invasive meningococcal disease

Age group 0–5 years 6–18 years > 18 years
Group Rank sum (group ranking) Rank sum (group ranking) Rank sum (group ranking)
  First round Second round First round Second round First round Second round
Patients with an IMD history 22 (1) 15 (1) 16 (1) 14 (1) 16 (1) 14 (1)
Spouse n/a n/a n/a n/a 46 (2) 37 (2)
Parents 28 (2) 27 (2) 31 (2) 28 (2) 48 (3) 39 (3)
Siblings 50 (3) 43 (3) 51 (3) 43 (3) 63 (4) 55 (4)
Peers (e.g. class mates, friends) 69 (4) 60 (4) 63 (4) 57 (4) 66 (5) 60 (5)
Teachers 71 (5) 66 (5) 69 (5) 68 (5) 88 (6) 78 (6)
Health Care Professionals 72 (6) 71 (6) 78 (6) 72 (6) 88 (6) 79 (7)
Kendall’s W 0.56 0.74 0.63 0.77 0.54 0.60