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Table 3 Participant characteristics and population-weighted difficulty level by socio-economic characteristics, Central Denmark Region 2013

From: National indicators of health literacy: ability to understand health information and to engage actively with healthcare providers - a population-based survey among Danish adults

  Distribution in sample Population-weighted1proportion of population reporting difficult or very difficult across items2
    Understanding2 Engagement2
  Total (n= 29,473) 1a 2a 3a 4a 5a 1b 2b 3b 4b 5b
Characteristics N % Weighted1% (%)
Sex              
Female 15,459 52.5 50.6 17.4 14.6 12.6 18.3 9.1 21.0 17.0 19.2 19.4 16.2
Male 14,014 47.5 49.4 14.7 14.4 13.0 22.2 8.5 15.6 12.0 13.9 17.3 14.3
Missing 0 0.0 0.0           
Age              
25-44 years 8,102 27.5 36.6 12.8 14.7 10.2 17.3 8.2 19.6 16.1 18.6 19.2 15.2
45-64 years 12,701 43.1 38.6 15.5 15.5 11.8 20.4 8.5 18.3 14.5 17.2 18.1 15.3
65-84 years 8,046 27.3 22.4 20.7 11.8 17.6 23.4 9.4 15.4 11.1 11.5 16.3 14.6
= > 85 years 624 2.1 2.4 41.9 19.3 32.9 36.9 19.8 24.1 20.6 21.3 29.1 25.7
Missing 0 0.0 0.0           
Origin              
Danish 28,400 96.4 93.6 15.6 14.2 11.9 19.7 8.2 17.7 13.9 16.2 17.8 14.6
Immigrant 1,073 3.6 6.4 22.6 19.2 26.1 27.2 17.3 27.8 23.5 23.0 26.5 25.2
Missing 0 0.0 0.0           
Mother tongue              
Danish 27,565 93.5 90.3 15.4 14.0 11.8 19.6 8.1 17.4 13.7 16.0 17.7 14.5
Other language 1,441 4.9 8.0 22.1 18.5 24.0 26.6 14.9 26.8 22.0 21.6 24.6 23.3
Missing 467 1.6 1.8           
Cohabitation              
Living with others 23,755 80.6 75.9 14.2 13.7 11.4 19.2 8.0 17.1 13.6 16.2 17.3 14.2
Living alone 5,078 17.2 21.9 22.6 17.6 17.9 23.7 11.7 22.6 17.9 18.2 22.1 19.1
Missing 640 2.2 2.2           
Education level              
Low 5,507 18.7 18.0 33.9 20.9 28.6 31.9 17.7 25.2 20.9 20.3 26.9 23.4
Medium 14,718 49.9 48.4 14.6 14.7 11.7 20.8 8.0 18.0 13.8 16.2 17.8 14.8
High 8,319 28.2 30.2 7.5 10.3 4.6 12.0 4.4 14.4 11.4 15.1 14.2 10.9
Missing 929 3.2 3.5           
Income (DKK) 3              
0-149,000 6,302 21.4 22.2 24.5 17.7 21.7 26.8 14.2 23.8 19.8 19.3 23.4 21.2
150,000 -374,000 14,417 48.9 48.4 15.6 14.4 11.7 19.4 8.0 18.9 14.4 17.1 18.6 15.0
375,000-699,000 6,132 20.8 20.4 7.6 11.8 5.6 15.5 4.9 11.8 9.3 13.3 13.0 10.3
>700,000 1,054 3.6 3.6 4.6 11.7 3.6 12.8 3.7 10.2 8.0 12.3 9.8 7.9
Missing 1,568 5.3 5.4           
GP visit last year 4              
Yes 22,360 75.9 74.8 17.1 15.5 13.5 20.9 9.1 20.0 15.1 17.0 19.1 15.9
No 6,663 22.6 23.6 12.5 11.5 10.6 17.9 7.7 12.7 12.5 15.3 16.1 13.4
Missing 450 1.5 1.6           
  1. 1The sample is weighted based on register data to represent the population of the Central Denmark Region 2013.
  2. 2See Table 1 for description of items and scales.
  3. 3Personal annual gross income. Exchange rate: 7.46 DKK/1 €.
  4. 4At least one visit to the general practitioner within the last year.