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Table 2 Multivariate adjusted association of adequate self-reported health literacy with health perceptions and behaviors

From: Associations between health literacy and preventive health behaviors among older adults: findings from the health and retirement study

Health perceptions Adjusteda ORb CI P
 Perceived control over health β(SE) 0.759 ± 0.188 βs 0.148 < 0.0005
 Perceived social standing β(SE) 0.460 ± 0.147 βs 0.112 0.002
 Perceived healthcare discrimination 0.69 (0.43–1.12) 0.13
 Perceptions of colon cancer (correct)
 Perceived risk of diagnosis 1.39 (0.78–2.50) 0.27
 Perceived risk of death 1.68 (0.89–3.16) 0.11
 Perceived benefit of screen 1.63 (0.97–2.72) 0.064
Health Behaviors
 Flu immunization 0.94 (0.62–1.43) 0.78
 Cholesterol testing 1.41 (0.77–2.59) 0.26
 Mammography 2.22 (1.21–4.66) 0.010
 Self-breast exam 0.66 (0.39–1.13) 0.13
 Prostate examination 1.27 (0.68–2.40) 0.46
 Current tobacco use 0.55 (0.30–1.01) 0.054
 Moderate Physical activity 1.51 (1.03–2.21) 0.033
 Vigorous Physical activity 1.21 (0.81–1.80) 0.35
  1. aAdjusted for age, gender, race, and education
  2. bLogistic regression unless otherwise noted with a β (SE). β; unstandardized slope coefficient. Bs; standardized slope coefficient. SE; Standard Error