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Table 5 Scores on scales of the HLQ by demographic characteristics

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

  Sex
(n = min. 1881)
Age
(n = min. 1881)
Educational
(n = min. 1686)
Living
Situation
(n = min 1700)
Men (ref) Women 15 t/m
64 (ref)
65 t/m 74 75 + Low
(ref)
Middle High Alone
(ref)
Together
1.Feeling understood and supported by health care providers 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
2.Having sufficient information to manage my health 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9** 3.9** 2.9 2.9
3.Actively managing my health 2.8 2.9** 2.9 2.8 2.8** 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.9
4.Social support for health 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.9***
5.Appraisal of health information 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6** 2.6 2.6 2.7*** 2.6 2.7*
6.Ability to actively engage with healthcare providers 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9** 3.9*** 3.8 4.0*** 4.1*** 3.9 4.0***
7.Navigating the health care system 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9** 3.7*** 3.7 3.9*** 4.0*** 3.8 3.9***
8.Ability to find good health information 3.9 3.9 4.1 3.9*** 3.7*** 3.7 4.0*** 4.1*** 3.8 3.9***
9.Understanding health information well enough to know what to do 4.0 4.1** 4.1 4.0*** 3.9*** 3.8 4.1*** 4.3*** 4.0 4.1**
  1. ***P < 0.001, **P < 0.01, *p < 0.05