Health Literacy: 30 million Americans cannot read their prescriptions…
October 9, 2007
14% of adults in the United States or 30 million people have below basic prose literacy
12% of adults demonstrate below basic document skill
1 in 5 adults with low literacy levels have never told anyone they cannot read
40% said they feel ashamed about their reading problem
Where did these statistics come from? Want to more more? Read this article…
Check out this great NY Times article on Health Literacy.