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Investigation of Residents’ Health Literacy Status and Its Risk Factors in Jiangsu Province of China
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
  • Xiangsu Wang, Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Haijian Guo, Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Liang Wang, East Tennessee State University
  • Xiaoning Li, Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Minghao Huang, Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Zhihao Liu, Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Kesheng Wang, East Tennessee State University
  • Arsham Alamian, East Tennessee State University
  • James L. Anderson, East Tennessee State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-10-2013
Description
Health literacy has become an important public health concern. Multistage cluster random sampling was used to select 12 450 individuals. Using the 2009 Chinese Health Literacy questionnaire, participants were divided into groups with poor or not poor health literacy status. The knowledge rates for 6 areas of health literacy were determined with the following results: science concept of health (60.0%), literacy for preventing acute infectious disease (66.8%), literacy for preventing noncommunicable chronic disease (51.9%), safety and first aid (66.8%), obtaining and making use of basic medical care (55.3%), and comprehensive health literacy (52.5%). Multiple logistic regression showed that living in a rural area, fewer individuals in a household, younger age, low education, agricultural or rural migrant occupation workers, and low family income were associated with a poor health literacy status. Our results support the use of health education and promotion interventions to improve health literacy in this high-risk population in China.
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Citation Information
Xiangsu Wang, Haijian Guo, Liang Wang, Xiaoning Li, et al.. "Investigation of Residents’ Health Literacy Status and Its Risk Factors in Jiangsu Province of China" Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health Vol. 27 Iss. 2 (2013) p. NP2764 - NP2772 ISSN: 1010-5395
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/arsham-alamian/38/