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Table 2 Results of hierarchical regression analyses

From: A survey of how patient-perceived empathy affects the relationship between health literacy and the understanding of information by orthopedic patients?

  Predictor variables Information understanding
b1 β2 t3
Step1:     
  Age -.108 -.196 −1.737
Female .433 .024 .275
Married 1.299 .066 .749
Primary school .562 .031 .243
Junior high −2.049 -.065 -.573
Senior high 2.397 .107 .667
College University 4.214 .166 1.088
Buddhist -.884 -.050 -.337
Taoist −3.412 -.192 -.1296
Others −3.039 -.075 -.760
Perceived empathy -.356 -.143 −1.640
Health literacy .020 .066 .500
Step 2:     
  Age -.116 -.211 −1.910
Female .193 .011 .126
Married -.837 .043 .492
Primary school .702 .038 .311
Junior high −2.116 -.067 -.606
Senior high 2.360 .105 .673
College University 4.508 .178 1.192
Buddhist −1.936 -.109 -.748
Taoist −4.277 -.240 −1.652
Others −5.039 -.124 −1.270
Perceived empathy -.488 -.196 −2.245*
Health literacy .012 .040 .307
  Perceived empathy × Health literacy .019 .225 2.740**
  1. 1 unstandardized coefficient 2 standardized coefficient 3t values * p<.05 ** p<.01.