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Health literacy of Dutch adults: a cross sectional survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2013
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Title
Health literacy of Dutch adults: a cross sectional survey
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-179
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Authors

Iris van der Heide, Jany Rademakers, Maarten Schipper, Mariël Droomers, Kristine Sørensen, Ellen Uiters

Abstract

Relatively little knowledge is available to date about health literacy among the general population in Europe. It is important to gain insights into health literacy competences among the general population, as this might contribute to more effective health promotion and help clarify socio-economic disparities in health. This paper is part of the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU). It aims to add to the body of theoretical knowledge about health literacy by measuring perceived difficulties with health information in various domains of health, looking at a number of competences. The definition and measure of health literacy is still topic of debate and hardly any instruments are available that are applicable for the general population. The objectives were to obtain an initial measure of health literacy in a sample of the general population in the Netherlands and to relate this measure to education, income, perceived social status, age, and sex.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 3 2%
Netherlands 2 1%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 181 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 18%
Researcher 28 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 13%
Student > Bachelor 21 11%
Student > Postgraduate 11 6%
Other 36 19%
Unknown 35 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 12%
Social Sciences 18 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 5%
Psychology 10 5%
Other 30 16%
Unknown 48 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2013.
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#3,328,822
of 19,497,915 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#3,730
of 12,816 outputs
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#27,952
of 164,389 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
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