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Table 2 Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) scores for overall sample

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

  Mean (SD) [95 % CI] Missing data (n)
HLQ scale
  Range 1 (lowest) -4 (highest)
1. Feeling understood and supported by healthcare professionals 3.21 (0.54) [3.17, 3.25] 2
2. Having sufficient information to manage my health 2.98 (0.54) [2.94, 3.01] 3
3. Actively managing my health 3.02 (0.50) [2.99, 3.06] 4
4. Social support for health 3.03 (0.55) [2.99, 3.07] 3
5. Appraisal of health information 2.78 (0.54) [2.75, 2.82] 7
  Range 1 (lowest) -5 (highest)
6. Ability to actively engage with healthcare professionals 3.97 (0.69) [3.92, 4.02] 15
7. Navigating the healthcare system 3.82 (0.67) [3.78, 3.87] 12
8. Ability to find good health information 3.65 (0.75) [3.60, 3.71] 15
9. Understand health information enough to know what to do 3.85 (0.74) [3.81, 3.91] 13
  1. Abbreviations = SD Standard deviation, CI confidence interval