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Table 3 Correlations between HL with both physical symptoms and psychological symptoms for participants

From: The association between health literacy and psychosomatic symptoms of adolescents in China: a cross-sectional study

  Overall HL PA IR SM SA HA DB Physical symptoms Psychological symptoms
Overall HL         
PA 0.692***        
IR 0.688*** 0.313***       
SM 0.823*** 0.448*** 0.567***      
SA 0.772*** 0.416*** 0.346*** 0.634***     
HA 0.723*** 0.429*** 0.314*** 0.491*** 0.453***    
DB 0.641*** 0.336*** 0.688*** 0.401*** 0.354*** 0.395***   
Physical symptoms −0.218*** −0.069*** −0.221*** − 0.202*** − 0.190*** − 0.107*** −0.141***  
Psychological symptoms −0.287*** − 0.120*** − 0.282*** − 0.241*** −0.271*** − 0.155*** −0.143*** 0.518***
  1. Overall HL is the mean score of all 31 items in the six subscales: PA is Physical Activity; IR is Interpersonal Relationships; SM is Stress Management; SA is Self-actualization; HA is Health awareness and DB is Dietary behavior.*** P < 0.001