Journal of Aging Research / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Factors Associated with Women’s Chronic Disease Management: Associations of Healthcare Frustrations, Physician Support, and Self-Care Needs

Table 1

Sample characteristics by age and needing help learning HOW to take better care of own health.

Age groupNeed help learning How to care for health
44 to 64 
or No 

 44 to 64 years65.6%64.4%68.0%0.380.536
 Non-Hispanic white88.5%86.8%91.8%1.630.20291.5%82.8%4.780.029
 High school or less38.3%32.8%49.0%7.140.00834.0%46.5%4.230.040
 Some college or more61.7%67.2%51.0%66.0%53.5%
Marital status
Residential rurality
Limited activities for any reason (physically/mentally/emotionally)
Get help and support to improve health and manage health problems
Rely on internet for ongoing support to manage health problems
Number of medications taken daily3.67 (±3.83)3.64 (±4.18)3.73 (±3.08)−0.200.8433.58 (±3.77)3.84 (±3.96)−0.560.574
Number of physician visits in the previous 12 months3.07 (±1.94)3.10 (±2.00)3.00 (±1.83)0.410.6843.00 (±1.97)3.18 (±1.89)−0.750.452

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