Health information Literacy of Nigerians on the Preventive measures of COVID-19: A cross sectional survey data

Published: 17-01-2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/cf3s3v8wb3.1
jude onah,
Fatima O. Momohjimoh,
Ebubechukwu Okonkwo,
Peter Odeh


This data article describes the health information literacy of Nigerians on the preventive measures of COVID-19 from 7890 respondents across the federation. The data described include the socioeconomic variables of respondents (gender, educational level, and residential location), sources of COVID-19 health related information, and health information literacy scale; which is made up of 25 objective questions. Online survey was conducted between April and December, 2020. Data collected was analysed using frequency distribution table, chart and percentage. The 25 objective questions used to assess the health information literacy level of Nigerians on the preventive measures of COVID-19 was scored (correct answer is 4 marks while incorrect answer is 0). the link to the questionnaire is