Table 2 DCE respondent characteristics

From: Do health professionals value genomic testing? A discrete choice experiment in inherited cardiovascular disease

Variable Value N
Male, n (%) 24 (65%) 37
Age of respondents, n (%)   37
  25–34 years 1 (3%)
  35–44 years 15 (41%)
  45–54 years 11 (30%)
  55–64 years 9 (24%)
  65 years and over 1 (3%)
Number of respondents working in different National Health Service Trusts, n (%)a   34
  Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 5 (15%)
  Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 4 (12%)
  Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 3 (9%)
  Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2 (6%)
  Great Ormond Street Hospital 2 (6%)
  NHS Grampian 2 (6%)
  Others 16 (47%)
Respondent occupation, n (%)a   35
  Cardiologist 14 (40%)
  Clinical geneticist 11 (31%)
  Genetic counsellor 4 (11%)
  Academic researcher 2 (6%)
  Other 4 (11%)
Respondent year of qualification, n (%)   34
  1970–1979 3 (9%)
  1980–1989 9 (26%)
  1990–1999 11 (32%)
  2000–2009 9 (26%)
  2010 onwards 2 (6%)
Respondent specialty, n (%)a   34
  Cardiology related 23 (68%)
  Clinical or medical genetics 7 (21%)
  Other 4 (12%)
Median number of patients with suspected or confirmed inherited CVD seen by respondents in a typical monthb 20 37
Number of respondents who have ever ordered a genetic or genomic test for a patient with suspected or confirmed inherited CVD, n (%)c 35 (95%) 37
Number of respondents who have ever ordered a genetic or genomic test for a patient with another disorder, n (%)c 19 (56%) 34
Number of respondents who think genomic tests for CVD patients should be made available in the UK NHS, n (%)c 35 (95%) 37
Survey difficulty, n (%)   37
  Very easy 6 (16%)
  Easy 9 (24%)
  Quite easy 9 (24%)
  Neither easy nor difficult 12 (32%)
  Quite difficult 1 (3%)
  Difficult 0 (0%)
  Very difficult 0 (0%)
Median time to complete the survey, minutesd 15.3 37
  1. CVD cardiovascular disease, NHS United Kingdom National Health Service, SD standard deviation
  2. aCategories containing two or more respondents are listed. Remaining respondents are grouped under ‘Other’
  3. bThe mean number of patients seen in a typical month was 24. However, there was considerable variation between respondents (SD = 26.6 patients), with a small number of respondents seeing many patients in a typical month. The median value was therefore viewed as being a more appropriate measure of central tendency
  4. cFurther information is provided on the responses to these questions in Appendix 7
  5. dThe mean completion time was 23.3 min. However, there was considerable variation between respondents (SD = 28.7 min), with a small number of respondents taking a long time (likely due to pausing whilst completing the survey). The median value was therefore viewed as being a more appropriate measure of central tendency