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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of sample of people with chronic illness (n = 1993)

From: Towards a comprehensive, person-centred assessment of health literacy: translation, cultural adaptation and psychometric test of the Dutch Health Literacy Questionnaire

   Percent
Sex Male 47.1
Female 52.9
   Mean (sd)
Age in years   63.2 (13.8)
   Percent
Age in years 15 t/m 64 46.9
65 t/m 74 33.1
75 and older 20.0
Education Low 31.8
Intermediate 43.3
High 25.0
Living situation Living alone 24.5
Living together 75.5
First diagnosed chronic disease Cardiovascular disease 14.2
Respiratory disease 33.9
Musculoskeletal disease 9.4
Cancer 13.5
Diabetes 10.0
Neurological disease 4.5
Digestive disease 3.7
Unspecified other disease 10.8
Presence and number of chronic illnesses 1 46.8
2 30.7
3 or more 22.5
   Mean (sd)
Illness duration in years   12.8 (9.9)