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Table 2 HLQ scores for each of the 9 scales (n = 712) given as mean with standard deviation (±SD), and 95% confidence interval [95% CI]

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

Scale HLQ Scale Mean (±SD) [95% CI] Missing data (n)
   Range 1–4
(lowest - highest)
 
1 Feeling understood and supported by healthcare professionals 3.20 (0.52) [3.16, 3.23] 1
2 Having sufficient information to manage my health 3.07 (0.44) [3.04, 3.11] 1
3 Actively managing my health 2.99 (0.49) [2.95, 3.02] 3
4 Social support for health 3.08 (0.50) [3.05, 3.12] 2
5 Appraisal of health information 2.81 (0.48) [2.77, 2.84] 3
   Range 1–5
(lowest - highest)
 
6 Ability to actively engage with healthcare professionals 4.17 (0.58) [4.13, 4.21] 9
7 Navigating the healthcare system 4.09 (0.57) [4.05, 4.13] 10
8 Ability to find good health information 4.11 (0.59) [4.06, 4.15] 10
9 Understand health information well enough to know what to do 4.28 (0.54) [4.24, 4.32] 9