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Table 1 Descriptive results of the n = 863 patients

From: Health literacy and patient participation in multidisciplinary tumor conferences in breast cancer care: a multilevel modeling approach

Variables Response trait n (%)
Dependent variable: participation in MTC No 804 (93.2)
Yes 59 (6.8)
Highest education level achieved No school education 62 (7.2)
Lower secondary school education 503 (58.3)
Intermediate secondary school education 101 (11.7)
Entrance certificate for a university of applied sciences / University entrance certificate 197 (22.8)
Age 18–39 36 (4.2)
40–49 193 (22.4)
50–59 273 (31.6)
60–69 204 (23.6)
≥70 157 (18.2)
Health literacy Inadequate 139 (16.1)
Problematic 287 (33.3)
Sufficient 437 (50.6)
Living with partner No 222 (25.7)
Yes 641 (73.2)
Native language German 827 (95.8)
Other 36 (4.2)
Health insurance status Statutory 659 (76.4)
Private 89 (10.3)
Statutory with additional private insurance 115 (13.3)
UICC stage Stage 0 / I 441 (51.1)
Stage II 300 (34.8)
Stage III / IV 122 (14.1)
n patients   863
n breast cancer centers   43