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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Health literacy and primary health care use of ethnic minorities in the Netherlands

Characteristics Total (n = 621) Indigenous population (n = 532) Ethnic minorities (n = 89)
  % n % n % n
Gender  
 Male 48.5 301 48.9 260 46.1 41
 Female 51.5 320 51.1 272 53.9 48
Ethnicity
 Turkish      18.0 16
 Moroccan      13.5 12
 Surinamese      31.5 28
 Netherlands Antillean      11.3 10
 Other non-western countries      25.9 26
Education
 Low 17.8 109 18.6 99 12.2 10
 Middle 49.0 301 49.3 261 47.6 39
 High 33.2 204 32.1 171 40.2 33
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age 60.64 (16.62) 62.50 (16.04) 49.50 (15.77)
GP visits 2.33 (2.76) 2.35 (2.84) 2.21 (2.23)
Health Literacy Scores
 Domain 1 - Provider support 2.85 (0.46) 2.86 (0.44) 2.77 (0.59)
 Domain 2 - Sufficient information 2.85 (0.40) 2.86 (0.39) 2.80 (0.49)
 Domain 3 - Managing health 2.79 (0.43) 2.80 (0.42) 2.77 (0.49)
 Domain 4 - Social support 2.81 (0.46) 2.82 (0.45) 2.71 (0.56)
 Domain 5 – Critical appraisal 2.61 (0.47) 2.60 (0.46) 2.65 (0.55)
 Domain 6 – Active engagement 3.79 (0.61) 3.81 (0.59) 3.67 (0.73)
 Domain 7 – Navigation 3.68 (0.58) 3.71 (0.55) 3.52 (0.72)
 Domain 8 – Finding information 3.79 (0.59) 3.81 (0.57) 3.69 (0.73)
 Domain 9 – Read and understand 3.87 (0.56) 3.88 (0.54) 3.80 (0.70)