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Table 5 Factors associated with a low health literacy

From: Health literacy: the missing link in improving the health of Somali immigrant women in Oslo

Indicators Crude OR(CI) Model 1 OR(CI) Model 2 OR(CI) Model 3 OR(CI)
Age
  > 45 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 36–45 1.o1 (0.52–1.95) 1.94 (0.47–7.92) 3.94 (0.82–18.9) 4.20 (0.78–22.5)
 25–35 0.71 (0.26–1.93) 1.76 (0.45–6.07) 2.04 (0.49–8.39) 1.69 (0.38–7.4)
Education
 University\secondary 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Primary 7.71 (2.42–23.2)* 5.01 (1.39–18.1)* 4.49 (1.02–18.9)* 2.04 (0.40–10.2)
 No to school 4.76 (1.56–14.4)* 4.62 (1.48–14.4)* 3.94 (1.04–14.9)* 2.50 (0.61–10.2)
Employment
 Employed 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Job training 6.37 (2.49–16.2)* 4.79 (1.64–13.9)* 3.73 (1.15–12.10)* 2.95 (0.72–12.0)
 Unemployed 2.53 (1.14–5.58)* 3.09 (1.25–7.6)* 4.42 (1.58–12.39)* 3.66 (1.08–12.3)*
Years in Norway
  > 15 1.00   1.00 1.00
 11–15 2.30 (0.83–6.37)   2.10 (0.59–7.40) 1.20 (0.25–5.67)
 6–10 4.19 (1.62–10.8)*   7.07 (1.99–25.1)* 4.48 (0.91–21.9)
  ≤ 5 3.88 (1.35–11.1)*   4.27 (0.96–18.9) 2.30 (0.34–15.3)
Acculturation
 High 1.00    1.00
 Moderate 19.4 (6.16–61.5)*    8.17 (1.21–54.8)*
 Low 5.24 (1.69–16.2)*    5.28 (0.94–29.7)
  1. *Significant at P < 0.05
  2. Module 1 = crude for descriptive purpose. Module 1 involves age, education and employment. Module 2 = Module 1 + years of residence in Norway. Module 3 = Module 2 + acculturation