Literacy Skills and Calculated 10-Year Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

  title={Literacy Skills and Calculated 10-Year Risk of Coronary Heart Disease},
  author={Laurie T. Martin ScD MPH and Matthias Schonlau and MS AnnHaas and MPH Kathryn Pitkin Derose and Rima R. Rudd ScD and Eric B. Loucks and Lindsay Rosenfeld ScD ScM and Stephen L. Buka ScD},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Reducing the disease burden requires an understanding of factors associated with the prevention and management of CHD. Literacy skills may be one such factor. To examine the independent and interactive effects of four literacy skills: reading, numeracy, oral language (speaking) and aural language (listening) on calculated 10-year risk of CHD and to determine whether the relationships between literacy skills and CHD risk… CONTINUE READING
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