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Table 3 Health literacy levels based on the nine constructs among Iranian adult Kurdish population, 2018

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

Health literacy constructs Poor health literacy
n (%)
Average health literacy
n (%)
Good health literacy
n (%)
health information access 590 (60.2) 176 (18.0) 214 (21.8)
health information use 360 (36.8) 458 (46.7) 162 (16.5)
Reading skills 550 (56.1) 236 (24.1) 194 (19.8)
Comprehension skills 449 (45.8) 273 (27.9) 258 (26.3)
Interpretation / Judgment skills 385 (39.3) 291(29.7) 304 (31.0)
Communication /Decision-making skills 230 (23.5) 337 (34.4) 413 (42.1)
Health knowledge 391 (39.9) 206 (21.0) 383 (39.1)
individual empowerment 726 (74.1) 167 (17.0) 87 (8.9)
Social empowerment 436 (44.5) 247 (25.2) 297 (30.3)