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Table 2 Marking criteria of each level of the goal tree

From: Construction of China cardiovascular health index

Marks Relative importance Interpretation
1 Equal importance The two contribute the same to the goal.
3 Slight importance One is slightly more important than the other based on experience.
5 Basic importance One is more important than the other based on experience.
7 Strong importance One is strongly more important than the other, and it is proved in practice.
9 Absolute importance One is absolutely more important than the other.
(2,4,6,8) The median of two adjacent levels Adopted for compromising.