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Table 5 Test of homogeneity of variances

From: Health literacy in a population-based sample of Australian women: a cross-sectional profile of the Geelong Osteoporosis Study

  Scale 1.
Feeling understood and supported by healthcare providers
Scale 2.
Having sufficient information to manage my health
Scale 3.
Actively managing my health
Scale 4.
Social support for health
Scale 5.
Appraisal of health information
Scale 6.
Ability to actively engage with healthcare providers
Scale 7.
Navigating the healthcare system
Scale 8.
Ability to find good health information
Scale 9.
Understanding health information well enough to know what to do
Age
< 65 vs ≥65
Levene Statistic 4.20 5.33 21.06 0.61 0.01 0.05 0.03 2.29 0.68
p-value 0.04 0.02 < 0.001 0.43 0.93 0.83 0.86 0.13 0.41
Lives alone
No vs. Yes
Levene Statistic 1.28 0.01 0.19 0.33 1.80 3.31 1.61 0.11 1.35
p-value 0.26 0.91 0.66 0.57 0.18 0.07 0.21 0.73 0.25
Born overseas
No vs. Yes
Levene Statistic 1.32 0.28 0.09 0.47 2.20 0.07 0.00 1.71 1.09
p-value 0.25 0.60 0.76 0.49 0.14 0.80 1.00 0.19 0.30
Healthcare card
No vs. Yes
Levene Statistic 3.18 5.54 8.88 0.07 1.12 0.15 0.51 1.02 0.07
p-value 0.07 0.02 < 0.001 0.79 0.29 0.69 0.48 0.31 0.79
Private Health Insurance
No vs. Yes
Levene Statistic 1.50 7.49 0.08 0.22 0.12 0.04 0.21 0.55 0.11
p-value 0.22 0.01 0.77 0.64 0.72 0.85 0.65 0.46 0.74
Health conditions
< 3 vs. ≥3
Levene Statistic 1.52 1.19 0.14 8.48 0.35 0.85 1.78 5.42 1.52
p-value 0.22 0.28 0.71 < 0.001 0.55 0.36 0.18 0.02 0.22
BMI (kg/m2)
< 25 vs. ≥25
Levene Statistic 0.12 0.29 2.15 1.94 0.19 0.05 0.60 0.00 0.04
p-value 0.73 0.59 0.14 0.16 0.66 0.82 0.44 0.95 0.84
Waist circumference (cm)
< 80 vs. ≥80
Levene Statistic 0.36 3.68 6.06 0.10 0.54 2.68 2.54 1.15 1.42
p-value 0.55 0.06 0.01 0.75 0.46 0.10 0.11 0.28 0.23
Sedentary
No vs. Yes
Levene Statistic 1.13 2.52 0.00 0.03 0.13 0.17 0.18 8.60 2.03
p-value 0.29 0.11 0.97 0.87 0.72 0.68 0.68 < 0.001 0.15
Alcohol–drinks per day
< 2 vs. ≥2
Levene Statistic 2.89 2.12 4.50 0.25 0.00 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.68
p-value 0.09 0.15 0.03 0.62 1.00 0.86 0.94 0.87 0.41
Smoking
No vs. Yes
Levene Statistic 5.45 0.18 5.60 2.44 0.23 3.94 1.02 4.65 0.04
p-value 0.02 0.67 0.02 0.12 0.63 0.05 0.31 0.03 0.84
  1. Results in bold indicate a p-value < 0.05 using Levene’s test for homogeneity of variances