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Table 3 Characteristics of patients who revisited the emergency department

From: Impact of low health literacy on patients’ health outcomes: a multicenter cohort study

Baseline Characteristics   Emergency Department Revisit P value
  N (%) None (%) More than once (%)  
Health Literacy Score     0.02
 Inadequate 54 (32.3) 66.7 33.3  
 Marginal 29 (17.3) 72.4 27.6  
 Adequate 84 (50.3) 85.7 14.3  
Age Group (in years)     0.54
 Under 65 87 (52.5) 77.7 22.4  
 65 and over 80 (47.5) 76.6 23.4  
Sex     0.89
 Male 77 (46.4) 76.6 23.4  
 Female 90 (53.6) 77.5 22.5  
Education     0.21
 Some high school or less 61 (36.8) 77.1 23.0  
 Complete high school 33 (19.9) 66.7 33.3  
 Some college 22 (13.3) 72.7 27.3  
 Complete college 50 (30.1) 86.0 14.0