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Those with poor health literacy also are more likely to have a chronic disease and less likely to get the health care they need, according to the National Adult Literacy Survey.
A National Adult Literacy Survey revealed that about 13% of Iowa adults function at or below 5th grade level, whereas many patient teaching materials are written at the tenth grade level.
And it appears that this problem is even more widespread than most of us would have guessed; the National Adult Literacy Survey reports that 23 percent of U.
Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Adult Literacy Survey.
18) And the National Adult Literacy Survey finds that 38 to 49 percent of women over 60 are in the lowest literacy level.
The last available national study was conducted in 1992 by the National Adult Literacy Survey, which found that 48 percent of the nation's working-age population was functionally illiterate.
The data were provided by two large-scale studies conducted in the 1990s--The National Adult Literacy Survey and the International Adult Literacy Survey.
The results of a study by the National Adult Literacy survey show that almost half of the adult US population possesses low or marginal reading skills.