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Table 5 Literacy on health and hygiene

From: Can the concept of Health Promoting Schools help to improve students' health knowledge and practices to combat the challenge of communicable diseases: Case study in Hong Kong?

  HSA Non-HPS p value
1. Health knowledge scores (mean ± SD)    
Primary 12.13+2.45 11.58+2.82 <0.001
Secondary 12.40+2.44 12.41+2.69 0.95
2. get health info from teachers (very much or quite a lot)    
Primary 86.7% (441/509) 84.2%(568/674) 0.25
Secondary 69.4% (546/786) 68.7%(498/725) 0.74
3. Get health info from classmates (very much or quite a lot)    
Primary 39.4% (200/508) 38.8%(260/671) 0.83
Secondary 28.4% (223/786) 26.6%(193/725) 0.45
4. Get health Information from ambassador (very much or quite a lot)    
Primary 32.8% (165/503) 17.7%(119/673) <0.001
Secondary 19.0% (149/785) 10.5% (76/720) <0.001
5. Get health info from media (very much or quite a lot)    
Primary 46.5% (236/507) 43.2%(291/673) 0.002
Secondary 48.5% (380/783) 49.8%(360/724) 0.64
6. Get health info from pamphlets (very much or quite a lot)    
Primary 52.3% (265/507) 46.2%(311/674) 0.04
Secondary 36.5% (287/786) 27.3%(197/722) <0.001
7. Get health info from website (very much or quite a lot)    
Primary 42.3% (215/508) 44.9%(303/674) 0.37
Secondary 20.3% (160/786) 19.7%(143/724) 0.77