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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: The relationship between literacy and multimorbidity in a primary care setting

Characteristic Participants n = 103
Mean (SD) age, years 49.9 (7.1)
Male, % 35.0
NVS < 4, % 47.6
NVS ≥ 4, % 52.4
DBMA 11. Mean (SD) 5.8 (6.5)
DBMA 6, Mean (SD) 2.5 (3.2)
0 or 1 disease, % 42.7
2 or more diseases, % 57.3
Education, %  
≤ 12 years 41.8
College 27.2
University 30.1
Missing data 1.0
Household income in Canadian dollars, %  
< $10,000 5.8
$10,000-$29,999 18.4
$30,000-$49,999 31.0
≥ $50,000 41.7
Missing data 2.9