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Table 2 Median (range) literacy, numeracy and total s-TOFHLA scores across 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

  Literacy Numeracy Total s-OFHLA N
Age (yrs)     
 ≤ 45 66 (34 – 72) 21 (14 – 28) 91 (55 – 100) 21
 46 – 60 64 (22 – 72) 21 (0 – 28) 85.5 (29 – 100) 62
 ≥ 61 56 (0 – 72) 21 (7 – 28) 78 (9 – 100) 67
 p 0.01 0.05 0.003  
Ethnicity     
 Caucasian 68 (22 – 72) 21 (7 – 28) 86 (29 – 100) 42
 Afro-Brazilian 56 (0 – 72) 21 (0 – 28) 76 (9 – 100) 55
 Multi 64 (20 – 72) 21 (7 – 28) 85 (27 – 100) 53
 p 0.004 0.155 0.012  
 Education     
 Less than 10 yrs 51 (0 – 72) 21 (0 – 28) 70 (9 – 100) 74
 10 to 12 yrs 66 (22 – 72) 21 (7 – 28) 87 (29 – 100) 61
 College or higher 72 (62 – 72) 28 (7 – 28) 96 (77 – 100) 15
 P < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001  
Occupation     
 1 and 2 70 (64 – 72) 28 (28 – 28) 98 (92 – 100) 4
 3 68 (22 – 72) 21 (7 – 28) 89 (29 – 100) 27
 4 68 (30 – 72) 14 (0 – 28) 84 (32 – 100) 31
 5 and 6 57 (22 – 72) 21 (7 – 28) 78 (29 – 100) 22
 7 53 (0 – 72) 21 (7 – 28) 75 (9 – 100) 66
 P < 0.0001 0.02 < 0.0001  
  1. p levels refer to Kruskal-Wallis test statistics.