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Table 3 Multivariable analyses examining factors associated with adequate health knowledge in rural chronically ill adults

From: Chronic disease knowledge and its determinants among chronically ill adults in rural areas of Shanxi Province in China: a cross-sectional study

Predictor Reference category B P OR 95% CI
Age < 50     
50-59   0.491 0.159 1.633 (0.825, 3.232)
60-69   0.981 0.006 2.667 (1.326, 5.366)
70-   0.422 0.337 1.525 (0.645, 3.606)
Marital Status Unmarried     
Married   0.416 0.631 1.515 (0.278, 8.245)
Divorced   0.470 0.767 1.601 (0.071, 36.010)
Widowed   0.269 0.770 1.309 (0.215, 7.958)
Education level Less than 6 years elementary study     
Elementary   -0.425 0.110 0.654 (0.389, 1.101)
Middle school   0.057 0.847 1.059 (0.591, 1.898)
Beyond high school   0.032 0.942 1.033 (0.433, 2.463)
Duration of illness 1-5     
6-10   -0.102 0.679 0.903 (0.558, 1.463)
11-   0.697 0.013 2.007 (1.161, 3.469)
Family history of chronic diseases no 0.691 0.001 1.966 (1.311, 3.041)
The place participants received health care regularly Participants who do not check up regularly in clinics or hospitals     
Village Clinics   0.148 0.851 1.159 (0.249, 5.384)
Township hospitals   3.693 0.000 40.173 (8.646, 186.654)
County Hospitals   1.889 0.018 6.616 (1.383, 31.644)
Received health information related to chronic disease Have not received health information related to chronic diseases 0.982 0.006 2.671 (1.333, 5.350)
Received self-care instruction from doctors Have not received self-care instruction from doctors 2.591 0.000 13.340 (3.634, 48.972)
  1. Note: adequate health knowledge of CDs = answer at and more than 6 items correctly