Conclusions Inadequate health literacy, as measured by reading fluency, independently predicts all-cause mortality and cardiovascular death among community-dwelling elderly persons. Reading fluency is a more powerful variable than education for examining the association between socioeconomic status and health.Click here to access the journal abstract. Click here to access a lay article on this study.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Low health literacy and mortality
From the Archives of Internal Medicine article "Health Literacy and Mortality Among Elderly Persons":