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Table 1 Distribution of participants’ percentage according to their demographic data

From: Nutrition literacy is associated with income and place of residence but not with diet behavior and food security in the Palestinian society

Variable N (%) Mean ± SD
Newest Vital Sign
 High Likelihood of Limited Health Literacy 19/103 (18.4%) 0.8 ± 0.4a
 Possible Limited Health Literacy 54/103 (52..4%) 2.5 ± 0.5b
 Adequate Health Literacy 30/103 (29.1%) 4.4 ± 0.5c
Gender
 Male 17/101 (16.8%) 2.3 ± 0.95a
 Female 84/101 (83.2.%) 3.0 ± 1.1b
Income
 Less than 3000 Shikel 22/99 (22.2%) 2.2 ± 1.1a
 3000–6000 Shikel 44/99 (44.4%) 3.2 ± 1.3b
 More than 6000 Shikel 33/99 (33.3%) 2.9 ± 1.2ab
Place
 Refugee Camp 3/100 (3%) 2.5 ± 0.7
 City 55/100 (55%) 2.7 ± 1.2
 Village 42/100 (42%) 3.1 ± 1.4
Education
 High School or less 7/101 (7%) 3.3 ± 1.3
 College 12/101 (11.9%) 2.5 ± 1.2
 Bachelor 78/101 (77.2%) 2.9 ± 1.3
 Postgraduate education 4/101 (4%) 2.3 ± 1.9
Label USE
 Use of food Label
  May be 24/101 (24%) 2.9 ± 1.1ab
  No 33/101 (33%) 2.3 ± 1.1a
  Yes 44/101 (43%) 3.3 ± 1.2b
 Looking at food Label
  May be 16/98 (16.3%)42/98 2.9 ± 1.1ab
  No (42.9%) 2.4 ± 1.3a
  Yes 40/98 (40.8%) 3.2 ± 1.3b
 Look at health claim on food label
  May be 13/99 (13.1%) 2.9 ± 1.4
  No 56/99 (56.6%) 2.8 ± 1.2
  Yes 30/99 (30.3%) 2.7 ± 1.4
 Look at calories on the food label
  May be 25/101 (24.8%) 2.7 ± 1.1ab
  No 41/101 (40.6%) 2.5 ± 1.4a
  Yes 35/101 (34.7%) 3.2 ± 1.3b
 Look at serving size on food label
  May be 38/101 (37.6%) 2.4 ± 1.0
  No 31/101 (30.7%) 2.1 ± 1.2
  Yes 32/101 (31.7%) 2.4 ± 1.0
 Look at health benefit on Label
  May be 35/101 (34.7%) 2.8 ± 1.1ab
  No 39/101 (38.6%) 2.6 ± 1.4a
  Yes 27/101 (26.7%) 3.4 ± 1.2b
Food Security
 Food Secure 89% 2.9 ± 1.3
 Modest insecurity 8% 2.8 ± 1.4
 Severe insecurity 3. % 2.5 ± 0.7
  1. This table presents subcategories percentages and also it present NVS total score
  2. mean ± SD for each categories, differences between means was calaculated using
  3. ANOVA. Means with different letters are statistically significant