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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the study (n = 28)

From: Perspectives on health examination for asylum seekers in relation to health literacy – focus group discussions with Arabic and Somali speaking participants

Factor N
Gender
 Men 16
 Women 12
Age (years)a
 Range 24–67
 18–29 6
 30–39 8
 40–49 5
 50 or older 6
Educational levelb
 No education/illiterate 3
 1–6 years 5
 7–9 years 4
 10–12 years 7
 More than 12 years 6
Country of birth
 Palestine 2
 Jordania 1
 Somalia 13
 Syria 12
Native language
 Arabic 15
 Somali 13
Years since participated in HEA
 < 1 16
 1–2 11
 > 2 1
  1. aThree participants were between18 and 65; exact ages are missing. b Three participants had < 10 years of education; exact level is missing