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Table 2 Health literacy by health domains and health competences (N = 8455)

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

 ItemsMissingsMean (SD)Mean per item (SD)Median (Q1, Q3)Median per item (Q1, Q3)
Health domains
 Healthcare726022,21 (3,10)3,17 (0,44)22.00 (20.00, 24.00)3.15 (2.86, 3.43)
 Disease prevention518114,34 (2,47)2,87 (0,49)14.00 (13.00, 16.00)2.80 (2.60, 3.20)
 Health promotion48812,13 (1,97)3,03 (0,49)12.00 (11.00, 13.00)3.00 (2.75, 3.25)
Health competences
 Accessing48512,67 (1,84)3,17 (0,46)13.00 (12.00, 14.00)3.25 (3.00, 3.5.0)
 Understanding626715,29 (2,32)3,06 (0,46)15.00 (14.00, 17.00)3.00 (2.80, 3.40)
 Appraising31358,41 (1,59)2,80 (0,53)8.00 (7.00, 9.00)2.67 (2.33, 3,00)
 Applying3369,21 (1,32)3,07 (0,44)9.00 (8.00, 10.00)3.00 (2.67, 3.33)
  1. Health literacy by health domains and health competences of Danish residents aged 25 years or older in 2016 and 2017. Data are presented as medians with 25th (Q1) and 75th (Q3) percentiles and means with standard deviations (SD)