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Table 4 Predictors of making better choices about health after seeing a doctor in a multivariable logistic regression model (N = 3134)

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 1.57 1.26, 1.95||
Brought questions to visit 1.66 1.29, 2.14||
Health literacy*   
 Extremely confident 1.07 0.68, 1.66
 Somewhat confident 1.22 0.78, 1.90
Health-related covariates   
Very good or excellent health 1.05 0.85, 1.30
Have personal doctor 1.94 1.52, 2.47||
Having seen doctor in last 12 months 1.57 1.22, 2.01
Number of chronic diseases 0.98 0.89, 1.08
Having any medical coverage 1.00 0.77, 1.31
Sociodemographic covariates   
Educational attainment   
 High school/GED 0.83 0.57, 1.20
 Some college/Technical degree 0.59 0.41, 0.86
 College degree or higher 0.53 0.36, 0.79
Female 1.14 0.93, 1.38
Age 1.01 0.99, 1.01
Race/ethnicity§   
 Black 2.70 1.81, 4.02||
 Other 1.19 0.74, 1.92
  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.