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preferences

The constellation of views and choices—whether expressed or not—of an individual about his or her own lifestyle, personal care, where and how he or she lives, communicate and express him- or herself and his or her beliefs.
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The school had three first preferences for each of the 84 places offered, with just 33% of those who put the school as their first choice getting a place.
The school had 2.6 first preferences for each of the 30 places offered, with just 39pc of those who put the school as their first choice getting a place.
This study focused on learning preferences of college students.
The school had 2.2 first preferences for each of the 80 places offered, and just 40% of those who put the school as their first choice getting a place.
Preferences among women in the current survey are essentially tied, with 31% opting for a girl and 30% for a boy.
"Family is particularly important as an influence on care preferences, which are influenced by complex interaction of family, individual, and illness factors," the authors write.
At the Royal School, Wolverhampton, there were a total of 21.4 preferences for each place, and 8.9 first preferences per place, with just 11 per cent of those who put it as a first choice offered a place, making it the toughest secondary school in England to get a spot.
The school, in Station Road, had 2.2 first preference applications (196 in total) for each of its 90 places.
Sample size was estimated to be 173, considering the prevalence of gender preference 69% (from the previous study by Davara et al.), allowable errors of 10%, and level of significance of 95%.
There were 1.5 first preferences, a total of 317, for each of its 210 places offered.
Mating is multidimensional and requires matching a pattern of mate preferences to a pattern of potential mate features.