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Table 3 Cognitive testing to amend Newest Vital Sign (NVS) UK: Socio-demographic characteristics of participants

From: Development and validation of a measure of health literacy in the UK: the newest vital sign

   n Sample % Lambeth % England %
Gender1 Male 44 55.0 52.3 49.6
Age1 18-24 11 13.8 12.3 13.2
  25-34 19 23.8 35.0 18.1
  35-44 17 21.3 24.2 20.5
  45-54 13 16.3 14.2 18.8
  55-64 11 13.8 8.3 16.6
  65-75 9 11.3 6.0 12.8
Social grade2 ABC 42 52.5 71.9 67.6
  DE 38 47.5 28.1 32.4
BEM3   51 63.8 40.0 14.5
Sample   80 100   
  1. 1 Based on Office of National; Statistics (ONS) 2009 midyear estimates [28].
  2. 2 National Readership Society grades: Based on 2001 Census data (Adults aged 18–74) [29].
  3. 3 Black and Ethnic Minority: Based on ONS 2007 midyear estimates [27].