Community understanding of the preventability of major health conditions as a measure of health literacy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To examine health literacy in a rural community by measuring the understanding of the preventable nature of six major health conditions. DESIGN Cross-sectional population survey. SETTING New housing areas of Strathfieldsaye, Victoria. PARTICIPANTS A total of 197 adults aged 18 years or older. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Perceived preventability… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12005

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