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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants

From: Relationship between socioeconomic, demographic, health and social characteristics and ability to access reliable information on herbal and food supplements: analysis of Thai Health Literacy Survey 2019

Characteristics Total (n = 17,530) Male (n = 6779) Female (n = 10,751)
% n % n % n
Age group
 15–24 years 10.9 1906 12.3 832 10.0 1074
 25–45 years 24.0 4208 25.2 1707 23.3 2501
 46–59 years 30.2 5302 27.8 1887 31.8 3415
 60 years and above 34.9 6114 34.7 2353 35.0 3761
 Missing values 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marital status
 Single 21.5 3764 24.8 1678 19.4 2086
 Married or living together 63.3 11,099 67.7 4588 60.6 6511
 Separated or divorced 15.1 2651 7.5 507 19.9 2144
 Missing values 0.1 16 0.1 6 0.1 10
Highest level of education
 No education 4.0 702 2.8 190 4.8 512
 Primary education 51.6 9043 47.8 3240 54.0 5803
 Lower secondary education 13.0 2276 15.8 1073 11.2 1203
 Upper secondary education 19.1 3347 21.2 1436 17.8 1911
 Tertiary education 12.3 2150 12.3 835 12.2 1315
 Missing values 0.1 12 0.1 5 0.1 7
Income sufficiency
 Deprived 11.7 2051 10.4 706 12.5 1345
 Sometimes sufficient 47.0 8241 47.4 3212 46.8 5029
 Often sufficient 35.1 6157 36.2 2454 34.4 3703
 Saving 6.0 1056 5.9 398 6.1 658
 Missing values 0.1 25 0.1 9 0.1 16
Occupation
 Unemployed 20.0 3503 12.6 854 24.6 2649
 Agriculture 33.7 5899 35.6 2410 32.5 3489
 Business owner 12.9 2253 10.1 682 14.6 1571
 Casual employment 18.6 3257 25.0 1693 14.5 1564
 Government officer 4.7 820 5.6 378 4.1 442
 Employees of private companies 3.7 654 4.5 303 3.3 351
 Student 6.3 1098 6.4 435 6.2 663
 Others 0.2 35 0.3 18 0.2 17
 Missing values 0.1 11 0.1 6 0.0 5
Insurance scheme
 UCSa 79.0 13,842 78.1 5293 79.5 8549
 SSSb 9.8 1716 10.4 706 9.4 1010
 CSMBSc/ State enterprise 8.6 1516 8.8 594 8.6 922
 Private insurance and others 2.6 456 2.7 186 2.5 270
 Missing values 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0
  1. aUCS Universal Coverage Scheme; bSSS Social Security Scheme; cCSMBS Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme