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Table 3 Distribution of responses to questions on four competency domains related to consumer protection (Percentage of total responses to each domain)

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

Competency domain Items Very easy Fairly Easy Fairly
Very difficult Unable to perform Confident in performing but never had a chance to perform
Accessing Find reliable information about medicine, cosmetic products, herbal products and food supplements 11.7 33.7 11.0 4.6 32.4 6.6
Understanding Understand information on labels of medicines, cosmetic products, herbal products, medical devices, and hazardous chemical products 25.3 53.8 11.2 3.6 4.3 1.8
Communicating Inquire healthcare providers about health-related products 13.8 39.9 37.5 1.9 1.8 5.2
Making decisions Able to choose suitable food supplements or herbal products 17.8 54.7 12.9 3.2 3.8 7.6