Table 1

Patient Demographics and Nutritional Literacy Descriptive Statistics

GROUP 1 (n = 72)

GROUP 2 (n = 52)

GROUP 3 (n = 97)

GROUP 4 (n = 120)

TOTAL (n = 341)


MEAN (SD) NLS

24.5 (3.0)

25.5 (2.4)

23.2 (4.5)

22.8 (4.5)

23.7 (4.1)

MEDIAN NLS

25

26

24

24

25

MEAN (SD) AGE

58.8 (11.7)

51.0 (14.1)

41.7 (15.4)

40.3 (13.5)

46.4 15.6)

MALE %

19

8

26

26

22

CAUCSN %

39

86

34

20

38

EDUC % >HS

64

90

75

64

71

RELIABILITY*

0.72

0.69

0.86

0.85

0.84

VALIDITY**

0.65

--

0.59

0.69

0.61


* Cronbach's coefficient alpha

** Pearson product-moment correlation between NLS and S-TOFHLA scores. Group 2 did not complete the S-TOFHLA.

Diamond Nutrition Journal 2007 6:5   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-5

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