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Table 1 Description of the socio-economic data

From: Health literacy among participants from neighbourhoods with different socio-economic statuses in the southern region of Hungary: a pilot study

Characteristics Male Female Sample
  41 (29.1%) 100 (70.9%) 141 (100%)
Age (year) 46.8 ± 16.52 45.59 ± 12.75 45.94 ± 13.9
Educational level
 Less than primary school 0 1 (1%) 1 (0.7%)
 Primary school 10 (24.4%) 31 (31%) 41 (21.9%)
 Vocational school (did not graduate) 10 (24.4%) 4 (4%) 14 (9.9%)
 Vocational school (graduated) 6 (14.6%) 24 (24%) 30 (21.3%)
 Grammar school 6 (14.6%) 12 (12%) 18 (12.8%)
 University at the BSc level 5 (12.2%) 20 (20%) 25 (17.7%)
 University at the MSc level 4 (9.8%) 8 (8%) 12 (8.5%)
Health education
 Yes 4 (9.8%) 26 (26%) 30 (21.3%)
 No 37 (90.2%) 74 (74%) 111 (78.7%)
Type of settlement
 Village 16 (39%) 53 (53%) 69 (49%)
 Town 18 (43.9%) 29 (29%) 47 (33.3%)
 City 7 (17.1%) 18 (18%) 25 (17.7%)
Economic status (average)
 Below average 18 (43.9%) 47 (47%) 65 (46.1%)
 Average 17 (41.5%) 47 (47%) 64 (45.4%)
 Above average 6 (14.6%) 6 (6%) 12 (8.5%)
Marital status
 Single 10 (24.4%) 25 (25%) 35 (24.8%)
 Married 18 (43.9%) 38 (38%) 56 (39.7%)
 Living with a partner 11 (26.8%) 23 (23%) 34 (24.1%)
 Divorced 1 (2.4%) 10 (10%) 11 (7.8%)
 Widowed 1 (2.4%) 4 (4%) 5 (3.5%)
Child/children in household
 Yes 10 (24.4%) 42 (42%) 52 (36.9%)
 No 31 (75.6%) 58 (58%) 89 (63.1%)