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Table 3 Sequentially-Built Logistic Models of CAM use by racial category*

From: Association of Health Literacy with Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use: A Cross-Sectional Study in Adult Primary Care Patients

  White (n = 187) Black (n = 133)
  Odds Ratio (95% CI) P-value Odds Ratio (95% CI) P-value
Model 1: Adequate Health Literacy Only (Ref: Inadequate Health Literacy) 7.68 (2.35,25.1) 0.001 1.15 (0.50,2.64) 0.735
Model 2: Adequate Health Literacy and Education Only (Ref: Inadequate Health Literacy) 7.70 (2.14,27.7) 0.002 0.86 (0.33,2.23) 0.756
Model 3: Adequate Health Literacy and Socio-Demographics (Ref: Inadequate Health Literacy) 9.42 (1.66,53.5) 0.011 0.97 (0.27,3.48) 0.958
  1. * Model 1-unadjusted. Model 2- adjusted for education category (< high school graduate, high school graduate, < college graduate, college graduate+). Model 3- adjusted for socio-demographics (education category, age category, gender, income, employment status, marital status, and health status).