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Table 4 Multiple logistic regressions for the factors related to CDHL

From: Health literacy in Beijing: an assessment of adults’ knowledge and skills regarding communicable diseases

Participant characteristics OR 95.0 % C.I.for OR P
Lower Upper
Gender      
  male reference    
  female 1.24 1.14 1.34 <0.001
Age-group      <0.001
  18–29 reference    <0.001
  30–39 1.39 1.22 1.59 <0.001
  40–49 1.26 1.10 1.44 0.001
  50–59 1.32 1.14 1.53 <0.001
  60- 1.19 0.99 1.42 0.059
Highest level of education     
  illiteracy reference    <0.001
  primary school 2.74 1.63 4.61 <0.001
  junior high school 6.07 3.67 10.05 <0.001
  senior high school 10.90 6.56 18.11 <0.001
  college or above 19.18 11.47 32.07 <0.001
Occupation     
  students reference    <0.001
  peasants 0.93 0.72 1.21 0.592
  manual workers 0.60 0.42 0.86 0.005
  employee of enterprise 1.09 0.86 1.38 0.485
  migrant workers 0.73 0.52 1.01 0.061
  service workers 0.85 0.65 1.10 0.218
  civil servants and public institutions’ staff 1.20 0.93 1.54 0.169
  healthcare workers 3.13 2.20 4.46 <0.001
  retirees 1.26 0.96 1.65 0.091
  people waiting for employment 0.82 0.62 1.08 0.160
  others 1.53 1.07 2.19 0.020
Self-reported health status     
  excellent reference    <0.001
  good 0.65 0.59 0.73 <0.001
  normal 0.52 0.47 0.59 <0.001
  bad 0.52 0.41 0.66 <0.001
  very bad 0.46 0.26 0.81 0.007
Region      
  urban reference    
  suburb 0.87 0.79 0.97 0.010