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Table 3 Demographic data for patients interviewed (N = 16, except for age and lung disease N = 15)

From: The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) at the patient-clinician interface: a qualitative study of what patients and clinicians mean by their HLQ scores

  N (%)
Female 10 (63%)
Age ≥55 years 4 (27%)
Lives alone 13 (81%)
Did not complete high school 7 (44%)
Born in Australia 13 (81%)
English spoken at home 15 (94%)
Identifies as Indigenous/Torres Strait Islander 0 (0%)
Arthritis/musculoskeletal condition 5 (31%)
Back Pain 7 (44%)
Heart disease 6 (38%)
Lung disease 5 (33%)
Cancer 1 (6%)
Depression/Anxiety 9 (56%)
Diabetes Mellitus 7 (44%)
Stroke/neurological condition 3 (19%)
≥4 chronic conditions 6 (38%)
Private Health Insurance 3 (19%)
Received government benefits (aged pension or disability) 16 (100%)
Assistance with questionnaire 1 (6%)