Journal of Diabetes Research / 2018 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Health Literacy Status and Understanding of the Prescription Instructions in Diabetic Patients

Table 3

Grade-equivalent health literacy scores and education levels of diabetic patients.

Educational levelHL score (grade equivalent)

0–1819–4445–6061–66
(3rd grade)(4th–6th grade)(7th–8th grade)(High school)
(%)(%)(%)(%)
Masters001 (33.3)2 (66.7)
Graduation02 (5.6)18 (50)16 (44.4)
Preuniversity college6 (17.6)5 (14.7)19 (55.9)4 (11.8)
8–10 years of schooling35 (38)28 (30.4)28 (30.4)1 (1.1)
7 or fewer years of schooling77 (78.6)13 (13.3)7 (7.1)1 (1)