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Table 3 Significant factors associated with limited health literacy among school teachers

From: Level of health literacy and factors associated with it among school teachers in an education zone in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Factors β S.E. Wald df Sig Adjusted OR 95% CI for OR
Lower Upper
Individual level factors
 1. Period in the service as a teacher ≤10 years 0.554 0.272 4.153 1 0.042 1.7 1.02 2.96
 2. Monthly income ≤ Rs.50,000.00 0.569 0.252 5.090 1 0.024 1.8 1.07 2.89
 3. Not being a member of health club/welfare group in their community within last six months 0.551 0.260 4.484 1 0.034 1.7 1.04 2.88
 4. Visited a medical practitioner or met with a member of the preventive health team to obtain medical treatment/ health advice during last six months 0.722 0.237 9.258 1 0.002 2.1 1.29 3.27
 Constant −2.525 .867 8.478 1 .004 .080