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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants (N = 370)

From: A new comprehensive oral health literacy scale: development and psychometric evaluation

  n (%) or mean ± SD %
Age (range 18–86 years) 46 ± 18 /
Gender   
 Male 133 35.9
 Female 237 64.1
Educational level   
 Less than primary school 6 1.6
 Junior high school 16 4.3
 Senior high school or technical secondary school 37 10.0
 Junior college 79 21.4
 College/university diploma or higher 232 62.7
Monthly income (RMB yuan)   
 < 2000 18 4.9
 < 4000 37 10.0
 < 6000 84 22.7
 < 8000 80 21.6
 < 10,000 43 11.6
 ≥ 10,000 108 29.2
Living with   
 Live alone 69 18.5
 Spouse 228 61.7
 Children 40 10.9
 Other caregivers 33 8.9
Smoking   
 Yes 35 9.5
 No 335 90.5
Chronic diseases   
 No 108 29.2
 Hypertension 66 17.8
 Hyperlipidemia 45 12.2
 Diabetes 29 7.8
 Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases 33 8.9
Oral condition self-assessment   
 Good 78 21.1
 Moderate 233 63.0
 Poor 59 15.9