General Performance on a Numeracy Scale among Highly Educated Samples

  title={General Performance on a Numeracy Scale among Highly Educated Samples},
  author={Isaac M. Lipkus and Greg Samsa and Barbara Rimer},
  journal={Medical Decision Making},
  pages={37 - 44}
Background. Numeracy, how facile people are with basic probability and mathematical concepts, is associated with how people perceive health risks. Performance on simple numeracy problems has been poor among populations with little as well as more formal education. Here, we examine how highly educated participants performed on a general and an expanded numeracy scale. The latter was designed within the context of health risks. Method. A total of 463 men and women aged 40 and older completed a 3… 

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