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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics between health literacy groups among participants at baseline (n=209)

From: Improvement of health literacy and intervention measurements among low socio-economic status women: findings from the MyBFF@home study

  Intervention Control
Socio-demographic characteristics With HL improvement
n (%)
Without HL improvement
n (%)
p value With HL improvement
n (%)
Without HL improvement
n (%)
p value
Age ± SD 41.2 ± 8.1 44.0 ± 7.5 0.060 42.6 ± 8.0 43.5 ± 7.6 0.570
Education
 Primary 5 (4.2) 11 (9.3) 0.499 3 6 0.597
 Secondary/ Tertiary 41 (34.8) 61 (51.7)   29 52  
Monthly household
 Income (RM) 1673 ± 633 1951 ± 883 0.067 2503 ± 1745 2109 ± 856 0.156
Marital status
 Married/ Ever Married 45 (38.1) 70 (59.3) 0.841 32 (35.2) 58 (63.7) -
 Single 1 (0.9) 2 (1.7)   1 (1.1) 0  
Number children in the household
 ≤ 2 8 (6.8) 15 (12.7) 0.292 8 (9.0) 7(7.9) 0.285
 3-4 21 (17.8) 38 (32.2)   16 (18.0) 31 (34.8)  
 ≥ 5 17 (14.4) 19 (16.1)   8 (9.0) 19 (21.3)