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Table 3 Ranking results from Question 2 – severe 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) 14 (1) 17 (1) 14 (1) 16 (1) 14 (1)
Spouse n/a n/a n/a n/a 42 (2) 37 (2)
Parents 27 (2) 28 (2) 29 (2) 28 (2) 44 (3) 38 (3)
Siblings 49 (3) 42 (3) 49 (3) 42 (3) 62 (4) 55 (4)
Peers (e.g. class mates, friends) 68 (4) 60 (4) 65 (4) 57 (4) 70 (5) 60 (5)
Teachers 72 (5) 64 (5) 67 (5) 66 (5) 86 (6) 79 (6)
Health Care Professionals 73 (6) 71 (6) 78 (6) 72 (6) 88 (6) 81 (7)
Kendall’s W 0.37 0.73 0.39 0.75 0.57 0.64