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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Self-reported functional, communicative, and critical health literacy on foodborne diseases in Accra, Ghana

Variables Valid frequency (N) Valid percent (%)
Sex
 Female 242 60.3
 Male 159 39.7
Educational level
 No education 38 9.5
 Primary 49 12.2
 Junior high school 152 37.9
 Senior high school 132 32.9
 Tertiary 30 7.5
Educational attainment
 No education 37 9.2
 Primary not completed 32 8.0
 Primary completed 17 4.2
 Junior high not completed 49 12.2
 Junior high completed 90 22.4
 Senior high not completed 73 18.2
 Senior high completed 70 17.5
 Tertiary not completed 8 2.0
 Tertiary completed 25 6.2
Marital status
 Single 167 41.6
 Consensual union 29 7.2
 Divorced 32 8.0
 Separated 22 5.5
 Married 151 37.7
Employment status
 Unemployed 105 26.2
 Employed 296 73.8
Religious affiliation
 No religion 96 23.9
 Christian 274 68.3
 Muslim 27 6.7
 Traditionalist 4 1.0
Self-rated health
 Poor 27 6.7
 Fair 189 47.1
 Good 185 46.1