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Table 2 Demographic factors between patients with poor and adequate health literacy

From: The impact of health literacy on shared decision making before elective surgery: a propensity matched case control analysis

  Poor HL
(n = 63)
Adequate HL
(n = 137)
P value
Age (years) 58 ± 16 49 ± 15 0.0004
Gender
 Male 31(49%) 79(58%) 0.29
 Female 32 (51%) 58 (42%)
Race
 Caucasian 32 (51%) 105 (77%) 0.001
 Non- Caucasian 31(49%) 32 (23%)
Education
 High school or less 28 (44%) 16 (12%) < 0.001
 College/Graduate 35 (56%) 121(88%)
Yearly Income    
 ≤50,000 20(32%) 19 (14%) 0.004
 > 50,000 43(68%) 118 (86%)
ASA Class    
 I/II 48(76%) 118(86%) 0.11
 III/IV 15(24%) 19(14%)
  1. ASA American Society of Anesthesiology Physical Classification
  2. HL Health Literacy