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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Measurement properties of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) among older adults who present to the emergency department after a fall: a Rasch analysis

Gender
 Female, n (%) 237 (54.7%)
Age
 Mean age (yrs) 72.5
 60–75, n (%) 271 (62.6%)
 76–90, n (%) 162 (37.4%)
Private health insurance
 Yes, n (%) 264 (61%)
Lives alone
 Yes, n (%) 180 (41.6%)
High falls risk
 Yes, n (%) 148 (34.2%)
Socio-economic status (IRSAD)
 High socio-economic status, n (%) 267 (61.7%)
HLQ score, mean (SD)
Section one: scales of agreement. Range 1 (lowest) to 4 (highest)
 1) Feeling understood and supported by healthcare providers 3.24 (0.28)
 2) Having sufficient information to manage my health 3.00 (0.34)
 3) Actively managing my health 2.96 (0.33)
 4) Social support for health 3.10 (0.41)
 5) Appraisal of health information 2.76 (0.44)
Section two: scales of capabilities. Range 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest)
 6) Ability to actively engage with healthcare providers 4.15 (0.31)
 7) Navigating the healthcare system 4.01 (0.40)
 8) Ability to find good health information 3.91 (0.43)
 9) Understanding health information well enough to know what to do 4.15 (0.38)