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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants based on health literacy in the Kurdistan province in Iran, 2018

From: Measuring the constructs of health literacy in the Iranian adult Kurdish population

Demographic Characteristics Total Participants
n (%)
Poor Health literacy
n (%)
Average literacy
n (%)
Good Health literacy
n (%)
Total Population 980 (100.0) 494 (50.4) 333 (34.0) 153 (15.6)
Mean (SD) age (years) 36.71 ± 11.88 39.56 ± 12.54 33.61 ± 10.71 33.00 ± 9.77
Sex
 Male 499 (50.9) 282 (56.5) 145 (29.1) 72 (14.4)
 Female 481 (49.1) 216 (44.9) 182 (37.8) 83 (17.3)
Education
 Illiterate 148 (15.1) 147 (99.3) 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0)
 Primary-junior high school 424 (43.3) 264 (62.3) 121 (28.5) 39 (9.2)
 High school-diploma 246 (25.1) 68 (27.6) 120 (48.8) 58 (23.6)
 Academic 162 (16.5) 25 (15.4) 86 (53.1) 51 (31.5)
Place of Residence
 Urban areas 490 (50.0) 239 (48.8) 184 (37.5) 67 (13.7)
 Rural areas 490 (50.0) 257 (52.4) 147 (30.0) 86 (17.6)
Employment
 Student 53 (5.4) 12 (22.6) 28 (52.8) 13 (24.6)
 Homemaker 413 (42.1) 258 (62.5) 112 (27.1) 43 (10.4)
 Retired 38 (3.9) 12 (31.6) 21 (55.3) 5 (13.1)
 Unemployed 71 (7.3) 24 (33.8) 32 (45.1) 15 (21.1)
 Self-employed 193 (19.7) 110 (57.0) 59 (30.6) 24 (12.4)
 Part-time job 156 (15.9) 68 (43.5) 63 (40.4) 25 (16.1)
 Employed 56 (5.7) 5 (8.9) 20 (35.7) 31 (55.4)