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Table 1 Demographic data for overall sample n = 813

From: Distribution of health literacy strengths and weaknesses across socio-demographic groups: a cross-sectional survey using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

  n (%) Missing data (n)
Female 505 (62.9) 10
Age ≥65 yrs 607 (77.0) 25
Lives alone 337 (43.3) 35
Lower education 376 (48.0) 30
Born in Australia 541 (67.2) 8
English spoken at home 723 (90.8) 17
Identifies as Indigenous/Torres Strait Islander 11 (1.4) 16
Arthritis 399 (50.3) 19
Back Pain 338 (42.5) 18
Heart disease 325 (41.0) 20
Lung disease 176 (22.2) 19
Cancer 77 (9.7) 19
Depression/Anxiety 238 (29.9) 18
Diabetes Mellitus 300 (37.7) 18
Stroke 82 (10.3) 18
≥4 chronic conditions 276 (34.0) 23
Reports no health condition 35 (4.4) 18
Private Health Insurance 298 (37.5) 19
Lives in rural area 169 (20.8) 0
Assistance with questionnaire 291 (36.6) 18