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Table 4 Willingness to pay for flexibility at the workplace for people with diabetes and chronic disease in general among subgroups, €/month deducted from pay-check after taxes

From: Willingness to pay for flexibility at the workplace for people with diabetes and chronic disease: a discrete choice experiment in a population of workers in Denmark

  N (%)
Diabetes
N (%)
Chronic disease
WTP
Diabetes (€)
WTP
Chronic disease (€)
Difference
P-value
Average 540 563 36 49 0.008*
Gender
 Male 272 (50) 297 (53) 44 55 0.248
 Female 268 (50) 266 (47) 32 46 0.012*
Age
 25–49 years 316 (59) 338 (60) 32 43 0.042*
 50–67 years 224 (42) 225 (40) 45 69 0.080
Education
 Less than 3 years of further education 237 (44) 248 (44) 34 54 0.012*
 More than 3 years of further education 303 (56) 315 (56) 39 47 0.224
Relative with diabetes
 Do not have relatives or friends with diabetes 335 (62) 379 (67) 39 55 0.028*
 Have relatives or friends with diabetes 205 (38) 184 (33) 34 40 0.352
Morbiditya
 Not treated for chronic disease within the last year 381 (71) 412 (73) 39 48 0.140
 Treated for chronic disease within the last year 159 (29) 151 (27) 33 57 0.012*
Employer responsibilityb
 Employer responsible for flexible work conditions 124 (23) 112 (20) 59 76 0.436
 Employer not responsible for flexible work conditions 416 (77) 451 (80) 29 46 < 0.001*
  1. aDiseases – arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, back disease, cancer, COPD, depression, decreased hearing, migraine, stroke and other long-term disease
  2. bEmployer is to a large or very large degree responsible for ensuring flexible working conditions for diabetes, COPD, cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Differences tested with Chi-squared tests
  3. *Statistically significant at an alpha of 0.05