Korean Journal of Family Practice

Table. 3.

Health literacy total score of Medical Aid patients and Health Insurance patients according to general and health related characteristics

Characteristics Categories Medical Aid patients Health Insurance patients P-valueb
Total score P-value Total score P-value
Sex Male 12.69±4.44 0.040a 16.67±7.67 0.760 0.093
Female 9.40±4.03 15..96±6.80 0.001
Age 40–59 13.00±4.15 0.255 15.96±7.69 0.789 0.375
≥60 10.64±4.54 16.56±6.26 0.001
Educational period (y) ≤12 11.10±4.50 - 14.26±6.51 0.046 0.039
>12 - 18.58±7.08 -
Occupation Office worker - 0.364 21.31±5.74 0.012a -
Sales position and services 18.00±0.00 16.00±6.57 0.782
Technical position 11.67±3.79 11.89±7.39 0.962
Housewife 8.67±6.43 13.25±5.68 0.277
Unemployed 11.04±4.32 8.00±0.00 0.497
Others - 18.33±2.52 -
Marital status Single 12.44±4.00 0.194 20.50±13.44 0.598 0.551
Married 7.20±1.79 16.07±6.60 0.006
Divorced 11.60±4.35 18.20±6.98 0.041
Bereaved 11.43±5.77 13.40±8.56 0.642
Monthly income (10,000 won) ≤99 11.17±4.56 0.643 11.60±6.54 0.391 0.854
100–199 9.00±0.00 12.50±4.95 0.667
200–299 - 15.67±7.29 -
300–500 18.55±7.66 -
≥500 - 17.17±6.42 -
Number of diseases 0 12.33±5.51 0.396 17.36±4.13 0.964 0.089
1 11.33±5.99 16.44±8.78 0.201
2 8.50±2.59 15.71±6.87 0.033
3 11.75±4.46 17.00±0.00 0.304
4 15.67±3.22 - -
≥5 10.67±4.16 - -
Smoking status Non-smoking 10.32±4.26 0.299 16.16±6.69 0.978 0.002
Smoking 13.25±4.68 16.71±8.02 0.317
Ex-smoking 10.50±5.06 16.00±7.94 0.229
Drinking status Non-drinking 10.50±4.80 0.455 16.67±6.41 0.723 0.004
Drinking 11.73±4.22 15.88±7.59 0.035
Health information source TV/radio 10.68±4.76 0.502 13.76±6.01 0.382 0.082
Newspaper/book 16.00±0.00 16.14±9.41 0.989
Internet 15.00±0.00 17.78±5.29 0.632
Health care provider 8.00±2.83 19.33±8.26 0.119
Acquaintances 12.40±3.65 19.33±8.51 0.149
Awareness of health condition Very good 16.00±0.00 0.495 13.50±12.02 0.414 0.893
Good 10.00±0.00 20.00±7.68 0.300
Average 9.11±4.26 16.58±6.77 0.004
Bad 11.71±4.67 13.50±7.09 0.456
Very bad 12.33±4.51 - -

Values are presented as mean±standard deviation.

-, not available.

aP-values for linear trend. bP-values for comparison between Medical Aid patients and Health Insurance patients.

P-values are calculated by t-test and ANOVA test.

Korean J Fam Pract 2021;11:280~287 https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2021.11.4.280
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