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Table 2 Association of health, financial, and total literacy with Health Promoting Behaviors and Health Status in core and fully adjusted models*

From: Correlates of health and financial literacy in older adults without dementia

Characteristic Total literacy Health literacy Financial literacy
Beta coefficient (SE, p value) Beta coefficient (SE, p value) Beta coefficient (SE, p value)
Core Fully adjusted Core Fully adjusted Core Fully adjusted
Health promoting behaviors
Cognitive activity .108 (.021, <.001) .078 (.023, .001) .059 (.016, <.001) .041 (.017, .016) .100 (.020, <.001) .075 (.022, .001)
Physical activity .249 (.111, .025) .225 (.126, .074) .185 (.083, .026) .188 (.092, .041) .159 (.105, .129) .090 (.121, .459)
Social activity .056 (.018, .002) .049 (.020, .014) .038 (.014, .005) .033 (.015, .025) .043 (.017, .012) .034 (.019, .076)
Cognition
Global cognition .200 (.013, <.001) .188 (.015, <.001) .124 (.011, <.001) .112 (.011, <.001) .162 (.013, <.001) .154 (.015, <.001)
Episodic memory .214 (.021, <.001) .190 (.022, <.001) .138 (.016, <.001) .119 (.016, <.001) .166 (.020, <.001) .144 (.022, <.001)
Perceptual speed .222 (.023, <.001) .214 (.024, <.001) .141 (.017, <.001) .132 (.018, <.001) .175 (.022, <.001) .168 (.024, <.001)
Working memory .187 (.021, <.001) .176 (.023, <.001) .100 (.016, <.001) .090 (.017, <.001) .176 (.019, <.001) .169 (.022, <.001)
Visuospatial ability .134 (.022, <.001) .140 (.024, <.001) .083 (.016, <.001) .082 (.018, <.001) .109 (.021, <.001) .118 (.024, <.001)
Semantic memory .195 (.016, <.001) .184 (.018, <.001) .116 (.012, <.001) .107 (.013, <.001) .162 (.016, <.001) .155 (.018, <.001)
Functional status
Basic ADL −.076 (.033, .022) −.026 (.032, .419) −.063 (.025, .011) −.041 (.023, .080) −.033 (.031, .286) .023 (.031, .451)
Instrumental ADL −.334 (.055, <.001) −.259 (.056, <.001) −.222 (.042, <.001) −.174 (.041, <.001) −.252 (.053, <.001) −.178 (.054, .001)
Self reported mobility disability −.144 (.035, <.001) −.142 (.039, <.001) −.101 (.026, <.001) −.102 (.029, <.001) −.102 (.033, .001) −.086 (.038, .023)
Mental health
Depression −.155 (.053, .004) −.097 (.058, .095) −.061 (.040, .130) −.040 (.043, .350) −.178 (.050, <.001) −.111 (.056, .048)
Loneliness −.036 (.019, .057) −.042 (.021, .047) −.015 (.014, .284) −.019 (.015, .225) −.044 (.018, .014) −.045 (.020, .026)
  1. *Core models adjusted for age, sex, and education. Fully adjusted models also control for income and chronic medical conditions.
  2. Abbreviations: ADL, Activities of daily living.