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Table 4 Unadjusted coefficients (B) for bivariate associations between education and HLQ scales, linear regression

From: The role of health literacy in explaining the association between educational attainment and the use of out-of-hours primary care services in chronically ill people: a survey study

  Feeling understood and supported by healthcare providers
(n = 1704)
Having sufficient information to manage my health
(n = 1700)
Actively managing my health
(n = 1682)
Social support for health
(n = 1698)
Appraisal of health information (n = 1683) Ability to actively engage with healthcare providers (n = 1669) Navigating the healthcare system (n = 1680) Ability to find good health information (n = 1669) Understanding health information well enough to know what to do (n = 1671)
B (95% CI)a B (95% CI)a B (95% CI)a B (95% CI)a B (95% CI)a B (95% CI)a B (95% CI)a B (95% CI)a B (95% CI)a
Education
intermediate 0.03 (− 0.03; 0.09) 0.06 (0.02; 0.11)** 0.02 (− 0.02; 0.07) 0.00 (− 0.06; 0.05) 0.05 (− 0.01; 0.10) 0.17 (0.10; 0.24)*** 0.20 (0.13; 0.27)*** 0.26 (0.20; 0.33)*** 0.25 (0.19; 0.31)***
 High 0.04 (−0.03; 0.10) 0.09 (0.04; 0.14)** 0.01 (−0.04; 0.07) 0.01 (−0.05; 0.07) 0.11 (0.05; 0.17)*** 0.32 (0.24; 0.40)*** 0.29 (0.21; 0.37)*** 0.40 (0.33; 0.48)*** 0.44 (0.37; 0.51)***
  1. a P-value * < 0.05, ** < 0.01, *** < 0.001, significant results printed in bold
  2. b Reference is low education