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Table 3 Predictors of knowing more about health after seeing a doctor in a multivariable logistic regression model (N = 3202)

From: Effects of patient health literacy, patient engagement and a system-level health literacy attribute on patient-reported outcomes: a representative statewide survey

Variable

Odds ratio

95% confidence interval

Predictor variables

  

Good front desk experience

2.65

2.13, 3.30||

Brought questions to visit

1.73

1.32, 2.27||

Health literacy*

  

 Extremely confident

0.97

0.61, 1.55

 Somewhat confident

0.91

0.57, 1.45

Health-related covariates

  

Very good or excellent health

1.49

1.19, 1.87

Have personal doctor

1.83

1.42, 2.37||

Having seen doctor in last 12 months

1.26

0.96, 1.65

Number of chronic diseases

1.01

0.92, 1.12

Having any medical coverage

1.00

0.76, 1.33

Sociodemographic covariates

  

Educational attainment

  

 High school/GED

0.94

0.65, 1.36

 Some college/Technical degree

0.71

0.49, 1.02

 College degree or higher

0.69

0.46, 1.03

Female

1.11

0.90, 1.36

Age

1.00

0.99, 1.01

Race/ethnicity§

  

 Black

1.56

1.09, 2.22#

 Other

1.88

1.04, 3.40#

  1. *Referent category is not at all confident.
  2. Referent category is good, fair, or poor self-reported health.
  3. Referent category is less than high school.
  4. §Referent category is White.
  5. ||p < 0.001.
  6. p < 0.01.
  7. #p < 0.05.