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Table 4 Group differences in general health literacy

From: Health literacy: the missing link in improving the health of Somali immigrant women in Oslo

Health literacy (%) Inadequate Problematic Sufficient Excellent P value
Age 25–35 27.2 39.8 22.3 10.7 0.252*
36–45 27.2 48.1 14.8 9.9
>45 45.8 29.2 8.3 16.7
Education No school 45.8 45.8 8.3 0 0.001*
Primary 29.2 40.6 19.8 10.4
Secondary 22.4 44.9 20.4 22.2
University 12.5 25 25 37.5  
Employment Employed 16.7 30.6 19.4 33.3 0.000*
Job training 28.3 40.4 24 6.7
Unemployed 34.3 50.7 9 6
Years in Norway ≤5 35.8 50.9 11.3 1.9 0.030*
6–10 32.0 42 20 6
11–15 22.0 39 22 16.9
>15 28.6 34.3 14.3 22.9  
Acculturation High 17.6 25.7 31.4 23.5 0.000*
Moderate 23.5 51.9 18.5 6.2
Low 47.1 47.1 4.4 1.5
  1. p* = likelihood ratio