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Table 2 Demographic and health characteristics

From: Health literacy in Indigenous people with chronic disease living in remote Australia

  Total
n = 200
Men
n = 107
Women
n = 93
Age (years), Mean (SD)
Range 19–89 54.6 (15.7) 55 (16) 54.1 (16.3)
Gender, n (%)   107 (53.5) 93 (46.5)
Education, n (%)
 Primary 39 (19.5) 26 (24) 13 (14)
 Secondary 82 (41) 41 (38) 41 (44)
 TAFE/University/Trade qualification 24 (12) 9 (8) 15 (16)
 Prefer not to answer 55 (27.5) 31 (29) 24 (26)
Annual household income, n (%)
  < $30,000 34 (17) 15 (14) 19 (20)
 $30,000–$40,000 60 (30) 36 (34) 24 (26)
  > $40,000 54 (27) 24 (22) 30 (32)
 Prefer not to answer 52 (26) 32 (30) 20 (22)
Number people living in household, Mean (SD)
Range 1–12 4.79 (2.28)   
Chronic disease profile, n (%)
 Cardiovascular disease 148 (74) 82 (77) 66 (71)
 Diabetes 135 (67.5) 70 (65) 65 (70)
 Respiratory disease 53 (26.5) 26 (24) 27 (29)
 Chronic kidney disease 49 (24.5) 31 (29) 18 (19)
 Other reported chronic disease 4 (2) 2 (2) 2 (2)
 1 chronic disease 76 (38) 43 (40) 33 (35.5)
  ≥ 2 chronic diseases 124 (62) 64 (60) 60 (64.5)
Number of medications taken per day
 Median, (IQR) 3 (2–5)
Range 1–20
Outpatient clinic review past 4 weeks, n (%)
 Attended local Aboriginal community controlled medical centre in Mount Isa 142 (71) 80 (75) 62 (67)
 Attended a specialist medical clinic at Mount Isa Hospital 81 (40.5) 48 (45) 33 (35)
 Attended a specialist nurse-led clinic at Mount Isa Hospital 83 (41.5) 45 (42) 38 (40)
  1. Abbreviations: n = number, SD = Standard deviation, IQR = Interquartile range, TAFE = Technical and Further Education