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Table 1 Characteristics of participants including demographics, BMI, SPFL levels and HPL levels

From: Food and health promotion literacy among employees with a low and medium level of education in the Netherlands

Characteristic n   Subgroup n (%)
Gender 221    
    Men 135 (61.1%)
    Women 86 (38.9%)
Age (M ± SD) 216 42.6 ± 13.0   
    <  40 years 86 (39.8%)
    ≥ 40 years 130 (60.2%)
Level of education 222    
    Low 109 (49.1%)
    Medium 113 (50.9%)
BMI (M ± SD) 211 25.9 ± 4.3   
Weight-status    Healthy weight 94 (44.5%)
Overweight 80 (37.9%)
Obese 37 (17.5%)
SPFL (M ± SD) 203 3.37 ± .47   
Range   1.00–5.00   
    Low 128 (63.1%)
    High 75 (36.9%)
HPL (M ± SD) 220 3.11 ± .40   
Range   1.00–4.00   
    Inadequate 21 (9.5%)
    Problematic 55 (25%)
    Sufficient 144 (65.4%)