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Table 1 Examples of HLS-EU questionnaire items per competence and domain

From: Health literacy of Dutch adults: a cross sectional survey

Competence / health domain On a scale from very easy to very difficult, how easy would
you say it is for you to…
accessing / healthcare …find out what to do in case of a medical emergency?
understanding / healthcare …understand what your doctor says to you?
appraising / disease prevention …judge which vaccinations you may need?
applying / health promotion …make decisions to improve your health?