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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents versus non-respondents

From: Associations of health literacy with socioeconomic position, health risk behavior, and health status: a large national population-based survey among Danish adults

 Respondents (n = 9007)Non-respondents (n = 6721)Total (n = 15,728)P-value
Sex
 Female4913 (54.5)2963 (44.1)7876 (50.1) 
 Male4094 (45.5)3758 (55.9)7852 (49.9)< 1e-04
Age, Median [Q1,Q3]53.2 [42.3, 63.7]44.2 [34.9, 55.2]49.6 [38.6, 60.7]< 1e-04
Age group
 25–442755 (30.6)3504 (52.1)6259 (39.8) 
 35–542175 (24.1)1507 (22.4)3682 (23.4) 
 55–642074 (23.0)1026 (15.3)3100 (19.7) 
  > 652003 (22.2)684 (10.2)2687 (17.1)< 1e-04
Origin
 Danish8357 (92.8)5498 (81.8)13,855 (88.1) 
 Immigrant611 (6.8)1141 (17.0)1752 (11.1) 
 Descendant of immigrant39 (0.4)82 (1.2)121 (0.8)< 1e-04
Civil status
 Married/Partnership5755 (64.0)3394 (50.9)9149 (58.5) 
 Divorced1146 (12.8)813 (12.2)1959 (12.5) 
 Unmarried2086 (23.2)2455 (36.9)4541 (29.0)< 1e-04
 Missing205979 
Education
 Basic School1458 (16.6)1354 (22.2)2812 (18.9) 
 High school/Vocational3791 (43.3)2772 (45.4)6563 (44.1) 
 Medium2474 (28.2)1345 (22.0)3819 (25.7) 
 High1035 (11.8)640 (10.5)1675 (11.3)< 1e-04
 Missing249610859 
Income
 Below average2606 (28.9)2588 (38.5)5194 (33.0) 
 Above average6401 (71.1)4133 (61.5)10,534 (67.0)< 1e-04
Welfare payments
 Non-social benefit4858 (54.4)3952 (60.1)8810 (56.8) 
 Retirement benefit2115 (23.7)714 (10.9)2829 (18.3) 
 Social benefit1952 (21.9)1908 (29.0)3860 (24.9)< 1e-04
 Missing82147229 
  1. Presents demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of respondents versus non-respondents (N = 15,728) of Danish residents aged 25 years or older in 2016 and 2017. Data are presented as medians with 25th (Q1) and 75 th (Q3) percentiles (age) or number of residents and percentage (all others)