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Health in the 'hidden population' of people with low literacy. A systematic review of the literature

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Title
Health in the 'hidden population' of people with low literacy. A systematic review of the literature
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BMC Public Health, August 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-459
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Phyllis Easton, Vikki A Entwistle, Brian Williams

Abstract

Much of the evidence of an association between low functional or health literacy and poor health comes from studies that include people who have various cognitive difficulties or who do not speak the dominant language of their society. Low functional or health literacy among these people is likely to be evident in spoken conversation. However, many other people can talk readily about health and other issues but have problems using written information. Consequently, their difficulties may be far less evident to healthcare professionals, creating a 'hidden population' whose functional or health literacy problems have different implications because they are less likely to be recognised and addressed.We aimed to review published research to investigate relationships between low functional or health literacy and health in working age adults who can converse in the dominant language but have difficulty with written language.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 241 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 48 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 10%
Student > Bachelor 23 9%
Other 22 9%
Researcher 20 8%
Other 59 24%
Unknown 51 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 61 25%
Social Sciences 33 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 12%
Psychology 16 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 3%
Other 39 16%
Unknown 62 25%
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