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Table 4 Head Start parent and staff data

From: Out of the classroom and into the community: medical students consolidate learning about health literacy through collaboration with Head Start

Survey on Head Start Parent and Staff Experience in Working With Medical Students ( N =55)
All questions were ranked on 1–5 Likert scale with 1=none of the time and 5=all of the time Post-intervention mean
1. The medical student made me feel comfortable 4.98
2. I felt the medical student understood my questions and comments 4.98
3. The medical student talked in terms I could understand 4.98
4. The medical student checked to make sure I understood 4.98
5. The medical student showed care and concern 4.98
Pre/Post Head Start Parent Newest Vital Sign and “Eat Healthy, Stay Active!” Results ( N =46)
Variable PRE POST Change 95 % CI of Change
Newest Vital Sign Score: mean (SD) 3.6 (2.1) 5.0 (1.2) +1.4 [1 to 1.9]***
 % Adequate Health Literacy 59 % 83 %  
 % Possible Low Health Literacy 19 % 17 %  
 % High Risk Low Health Literacy 22 % 0  
Body Mass Index: mean (SD)  % Obese 32.7 (7.9) 65 % 32.0 (7.7) 61 % -0.7 [−1 to −0.4]***
Nutrition Knowledge Score 89 % 94 % +5 % [0.2-10 %]*
Eating Behavior Score 70 % 74 % +4 % [0-7 %]
Shopping Behavior Score 68 % 74 % +6 % [2-10 %]**
Physical Activity Score 51 % 63 % +12 % [1-23 %]*
  1. *p ≤ 0.05; **p ≤ 0.01; ***p ≤ 0.001