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Table 6 Ranking of concerning symptoms and problems at the end-of-life

From: Public preferences and priorities for end-of-life care in Kenya: a population-based street survey

  Mean scores Sum scores 1st place n (%) 2nd place n (%)
Being in pain 1.74 350 57 (28.4%) 35 (17.4%)
Being a burden to others 1.53 307 36 (17.9%) 34 (16.9%)
Being worried and distressed 1.46 293 32 (15.9%) 28 (13.9%)
Being unable to get your breath 1.39 279 23 (11.4%) 32 (15.9%)
Being alone 1.25 252 16 (8.0%) 19 (9.5%)
Having no energy 1.24 249 15 (7.5%) 17 (9.0%)
Having no appetite 1.20 241 13 (6.5%) 14 (7.0%)
Changes in the way you look 1.13 228 6 (3.0%) 15 (7.5%)
Feeling as you want to be sick 1.05 212 3 (1.5%) 5 (2.5%)
  1. Footnote: A score of three was given to the most concerning and a score of two to the second most concerning (all other problems and symptoms were given a score of one).