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Table 1 Study population of the HLS-GER (n = 2,000)

From: Health literacy among different age groups in Germany: results of a cross-sectional survey

  % (n)
Age
 Mean (SD) 48.2 (18.2)
 15–29 19.7 (394)
 30–45 24.9 (499)
 46–64 31.6 (631)
 65–99 23.8 (476)
Gender
 Male 48.9 (977)
 Female 51.1 (1,022)
Educational level
 Low 33.6 (669)
 Medium 48.9 (972)
 High 17.5 (349)
Migrant background
 No 92.1 (1,836)
 Yes 7.9 (158)
Functional health literacy
 Limited 19.6 (392)
 Adequate 80.4 (1,680)
Social status
 Low 12.9 (252)
 Medium 68.6 (1,337)
 High 18.5 (360)
Doctor visits
 0–2 56.2 (1,122)
 3–5 27.1 (542)
 6 or more 16.7 (333)