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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample and the Norwegian population

From: Establishing the HLS-Q12 short version of the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire: latent trait analyses applying Rasch modelling and confirmatory factor analysis

  Sample
(n = 900)
Populationa
(N = 4,115,195)
Age
mean ± sd 47.0 ± 17.7 46.5 ± 19.0
 - median 48 45
 - min−max 16−91 16−105
 - missing 0 0
  % %
16–24 years 13 15
25–39 years 25 25
40–54 years 25 26
55–66 years 21 17
67–79 years 14 12
80+ years 2 5
Gender n (%) n (%)
 - males 441 (49) 2,567,434 (50)
 - females 459 (51) 2,541,622 (50)
 - missing 0  
Highest completed education n (%) %
 - compulsory comprehensive school 87 (10) 26
 - upper-secondary school 298 (33) 38
 - university level, lower degreeb 321 (36) 23
 - university level, higher degreec 191 (21) 9
 - missing 3 (< 1)  
  1. aNorwegian population 16 years and over in 2014 (Statistics Norway, 2017)
  2. bEducation at university or university college for 4 years or less (Bachelor’s degree)
  3. cEducation at university or university college for 5 years or more (Master’s degree and/or PhD)