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Table 3 Characteristics study participants

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

Characteristics Total (n = 925) Men (n = 439) Women (n = 486)
  % n % n % n
Age in categories       
  25 – 34 13.1 (121) 14.4 (63) 11.9 (58)
  35 – 44 14.5 (134) 13.9 (61) 15.0 (73)
  45 – 54 18.7 (173) 16.9 (74) 20.4 (99)
  55 – 64 16.0 (148) 15.3 (67) 16.7 (81)
  65 – 74 19.4 (179) 21.2 (93) 17.7 (86)
  75 – 84 15.1 (140) 15.3 (67) 15.0 (73)
  85+ 3.2 (30) 3.2 (14) 3.3 (16)
  Missing values 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Highest completed education level       
  No education or primary education 6.9 (64) 5.9 (26) 7.8 (38)
  Lower secondary education 26.2 (242) 26.0 (115) 26.1 (127)
  (Upper or post-) secondary non-tertiary education 29.1 (269) 29.0 (127) 29.2 (142)
  Tertiary education (bachelor’s degree or higher) 37.8 (350) 39.0 (171) 36.8 (179)
  Missing values 1.0 (9) 0.7 (3) 1.2 (6)
Household net income per month in euros       
  < 1850 35.3 (326) 29.6 (130) 40.3 (196)
  1850 – 2400 16.8 (155) 17.1 (75) 16.5 (80)
  2400 – 3600 29.5 (273) 32.1 (141) 27.2 (132)
  3600 or > 18.5 (171) 21.2 (93) 16.0 (78)
  Missing values 16.2 (150) 16.4 (72) 16.0 (78)
Perceived social status       
  Low 3.7 (35) 3.6 (16) 3.8 (19)
  Medium 24.2 (224) 22.8 (100) 25.5 (124)
  High 72.0 (666) 73.6 (323) 70.6 (343)
  Missing values 2.7 (25) 3.4 (15) 2.1 (10)