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Table 2 Health literacy* scores and levels stratified by age groups

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

  15–29 30–45 46–64 65–99
% (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Limited Inadequate 6.8 (25) 7.0 (34) 9.4 (58) 15.2 (70)
Problematic 40.5 (152) 40.2 (197) 45.8 (283) 51.1 (236)
Not limited Sufficient 42.5 (159) 44.3 (217) 37.1 (229) 30.7 (142)
Excellent 10.3 (39) 8.5 (42) 7.8 (48) 3.0 (14)
Mean** (SD) 33.8 (6.3) 34.0 (6.0) 32.8 (6.1) 30.7 (6.0)
  1. *measured as perceived difficulty to perform health information tasks
  2. **p-value from one-way ANOVA: p <0.001