In fact: * Only 12 percent of adults have "proficient" health literacy, according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
What does NAAL stand for?
NAAL stands for National Assessment of Adult Literacy
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 4 other meanings of NAAL in our Acronym Attic
- North American Association of Inventory Services (est. 1981)
- National Association of African Journalists (Washington, DC)
- National Association of Agricultural Journalists (est. 1952; Bryan, TX)
- North American Actuarial Journal
- North American Agricultural Journalists
- National Arab American Journalists Association
- North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (Darwin, Australia)
- North American Association of Jewish High Schools
- Nerve Agent Antidote Kit
- North American Australian Kelpie Registry (Bluejacket, OK)
- National Association of Applied Linguistics (Russia)
- Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka
- Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (Alabama Commission on Higher Education)
- North American Academy of Liturgy
- Norwegian Association for Adult Learning
- N-Acetylated Alpha-Linked Acidic Dipeptidase
- North Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service
- North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation (North American Free Trade Agreement)
- National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People (Rush Limbaugh)
- National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (Glenmont, NY)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) and National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), The Rapid assessment of literacy levels (REALM), Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-4), Short TOFHLA (S-TOFHLA), and the Newest Vital Sign (NVS) have been widely used to measure health literacy (39,40,41,42,43).
Census Bureau data and a 1993 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Survey (the most recent survey available).
The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy health component appraisal revealed only 12% of Americans possess adequate health literacy (Kutner, Greenberg, Jin & Paulson, 2006).
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, Literacy in Everyday Life: Results From the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (Washington, D.
Estimates were developed using statistical models that related estimated percentages of adults lacking basic literacy skills in counties sampled for the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey and the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy to county characteristics, such as levels of educational attainment.
Health Literacy Statistics According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), almost 45% of the United States population (or 93 million Americans) have only basic or below basic literacy skills.
Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy that focused specifically on health literacy used four performance levels: below basic, basic, intermediate and proficient.