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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.