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Table 1 Participant characteristics with the statistic, category, number n and percentage

From: Evaluation of lexical clarification by patients reading their clinical notes: a quasi-experimental interview study

Statistic Category n (%)
Gender Male 8 (53)
Female 7 (47)
Other 0 (0)
Age group 0–18 years 0 (0)
19–29 years 0 (0)
30–39 years 1 (7)
40–49 years 0 (0)
50–59 years 8 (53)
60–69 years 4 (27)
70–79 years 2 (13)
≥ 80 0 (0)
Education No education 0 (0)
Elementary school 0 (0)
Lower secondary education 2 (13)
Preparatory vocational secondary education 2 (13)
Vocational education and training 3 (20)
Senior general or university preparatory secondary education 0 (0)
Higher professional education 7 (47)
Research-oriented higher education 1 (7)
Treatment duration < 3 years 3 (20)
3–10 years 5 (33)
> 10 years 7 (47)
Works in healthcare Yes, currently 0 (0)
Yes, in the past 8 (53)
Never 7 (47)
Health literacy Inadequate (SBSQ ≤ 2) 0 (0)
Adequate (SBSQ > 2) 15 (100)