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Table 1 s-TOFHLA results according to age, ethnicity, education and occupation

From: Health literacy skills in type 2 diabetes mellitus outpatients from an university-affiliated hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  N Health literacy (N, %)
Inadequate Marginal Adequate
Age (years)     
≤ 45 21 0 (0) 2 (9.5) 19 (90.5)
46 – 60 62 8 (12.9) 6 (9.7) 48 (77.4)
≥ 61 67 15 (22.4) 9 (13.4) 43 (64.2)
Ethnicity     
 Caucasian 42 3 (7.1) 2 (4.8) 37 (88.1)
 Afro-Brazilian 55 13 (23.6) 7 (12.7) 35 (63.7)
 Multi 53 7 (13.2) 8 (15.1) 38 (71,7)
 Education     
 Less than 10 yrs 74 21 (28.4) 12 (16.2) 41 (55.4)
 10 to 12 yrs 61 2 (3.3) 5 (8.2) 54 (88.5)
 College or higher 15 0 (0) 0 (0) 15 (100)
Occupation     
 1 and 2 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (100)
 3 27 2 (7.4) 1 (3.7) 24 (88.9)
 4 31 3 (9.7) 2 (6.5) 26 (83.8)
 5 and 6 22 2 (9.1) 5 (22.7) 15 (68.2)
 7 66 16 (24.2) 9 (13.7) 41 (62.1)