Risks associated with low functional health literacy in an Australian population.

@article{Adams2009RisksAW,
  title={Risks associated with low functional health literacy in an Australian population.},
  author={Robert J. Adams and Sarah L Appleton and Catherine L Hill and Mark Dodd and C. Findlay and David A. H. Wilson},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2009},
  volume={191 10},
  pages={530-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the level of functional health literacy (FHL) in an Australian population, and to explore the level of risk associated with level of FHL. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Cross-sectional, random population survey administered to 2824 South Australians aged>or=15 years, September-October 2008. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Newest Vital Sign as a measure of FHL, self-reported general health status, and use of health services. RESULTS 24% of respondents were at risk of limited… CONTINUE READING

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