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.

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