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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the validation of the Health Literacy Questionaire (HLQ), Danish version (n = 481)

From: Cultural adaptation and validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ): robust nine-dimension Danish language confirmatory factor model

Characteristics n
Age, years median (IQR) 53 (36–62) 449
Sex
Female [n (%)]
286 (59.6) 480
Mother tongue
Danish [n (%)]
445 (92.9) 479
Living area
Copenhagen (capital) [n (%)]
118 (26.8) 441
Education level [n (%)]   479
 Still in school 10 (2.1)  
 7 or fewer years of school 34 (7.1)  
 8–9 years of school 47 (9.8)  
 10–11 years of school 120 (25.1)  
 High school diploma 247 (51.6)  
 Other 21 (4.4)  
Cohabitation
Live alone [n (%)]
90 (18.9) 475
Self-reported health status [n (%)]   481
 Excellent 97 (20.2)  
 Very good 169 (35.1)  
 Good 156 (32.4)  
 Less good 52 (10.8)  
 Poor 7 (1.5)  
Long-standing illness or disability, yes 288 (59.9)  
Self-reported chronic disease [n (%)]a
 Diabetes 50 (10.5) 477
 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease 39 (8.2) 477
 Cardiovascular disease (stroke, angina pectoris, AMI) 124 (26.1) 475
 Cancer 43 (9.1) 475
 Musculoskeletal (arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain or other) 165 (34.9) 473
 Mental health condition >6 months 38 (8.0) 476
  1. aMore than one possible