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Table 5 Hierarchical regression models with regression coefficients (Beta) predicting the outcome measures [N = 349]

From: Understanding and using comparative healthcare information; the effect of the amount of information and consumer characteristics and skills

  Comprehension of information Ease of hospital choice Usefulness of information
  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Predictors          
Male (female = reference) -.01 .04 .03 -.02 .02 .03 .01 .04 .05
Age -.32** -.28** -.29** -.16* -.15* -.15* -.11 -.13* -.12*
Education level .29** .18** .18** .16* .09 .09 .10* .06 .06
Literacy   .22** .22**   .15* .15*   .07 .08
Numeracy   .13* .14*   .07 .08   .09 .09
Active choice behaviour   .04 .05   .13 .13   .24** .23**
Amount of information          
 3 aspects (reference)    -    -    -
 7 aspects    -.12*    .11    .16*
 11 aspects    -.08    -.05    .10
 15 aspects    -.04    .01    .04
R2 0.19** 0.26** 0.27** 0.05** 0.09** 0.11** 0.02 0.09** 0.11**
Change in R2   0.07** 0.01   0.04* 0.02*   0.07** 0.02
  1. * p < 0.05 ** p < 0.001.
  2. For the outcome measure ‘correct hospital choice’ no regression models were estimated, due to the skew distribution of this outcome measure.