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Table 1 Profile of the study group (N = 55)

From: Health literacy in patients with chronic hepatitis B attending a tertiary hospital in Melbourne: a questionnaire based survey

Study group characteristics No. % of cohort
Gender Male 37 67
Female 18 33
Born in Australia Yes 4 7
No 51 93
Time in Australia (Excluding those born in Australia n = 51) < 2 years 0 0
2-5 years 9 18
5-10 Years 19 37
>10 Years 23 45
Lived in a refugee camp Yes 14 25
No 41 75
Educational level Primary 4 7
Secondary 20 37
Tertiary 31 56
Use of an interpreter during consultation Trained 6 11
Family/Friend 4 7
None 45 82
English Literacy Yes 42 76
No 13 24
Preferred language literacy Yes 54 98
No 1 2