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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (N = 144)

From: A survey of how patient-perceived empathy affects the relationship between health literacy and the understanding of information by orthopedic patients?

Variable category n (%)
Age,y  
  50 40 (27.8%)
  >50 104 (72.2)
Sex  
  Male 58 (40.3)
  Female 86 (59.7)
Education level  
  Illiteracy 35 (24.3)
  Primary school 50 (34.7)
  Junior high 12 (8.3)
  Senior high 27 (18.8)
  College/University 20 (13.9)
Marital status  
  Single 20 (13.9)
  Married 104 (72.2)
  Widowed 20 (13.9)
Religion  
  None 16 (11.1)
  Buddhist 61 (42.4)
  Taoist 60 (41.7)
  Others 7 (4.9)