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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 713) given as n (%) or median (IQR)

From: Health literacy in a population-based sample of Australian women: a cross-sectional profile of the Geelong Osteoporosis Study

Demographic characteristics n (%) or median (IQR) missing data n
Age 59.1 (45.2–70.2) 0
Lives alone 138 (19.8) 16
Secondary education incomplete 240 (33.8) 2
Education (4 levels)   2
 Secondary education (incomplete) 240 (33.8)  
 Secondary education (complete) 146 (20.5)  
 TAFE/Trade 141 (19.8)  
 University 184 (25.9)  
Private health insurance 496 (71.0) 14
Health care concession card 283 (40.5) 15
Born in Australia 614 (86.2) 1
English spoken at home 706 (99.3) 7
IRSAD Quintiles   37
 1 (most disadvantaged) 101 (14.9)  
 2 72 (10.7)  
 3 258 (38.2)  
 4 131 (19.4)  
 5 (least disadvantaged) 114 (16.9)  
≥3 Health conditions 143 (20.1) 22
BMI ≥25 435 (66.3) 57
Waist circumference ≥ 80 cm 464 (70.5) 55
Sedentary activity 163 (24.5) 48
Current smoking 69 (10.4) 47
> 2 glasses alcohol per day 160 (24.1) 48
  1. BMI body mass index, IRSAD Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage and Disadvantage