The Health Literacy of America’s Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
Description of Resource:
The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a nationally representative assessment of English literacy among American adults ages 16 and older. NAAL includes a health literacy component and generated data about adults’ health literacy skills. The findings include useful data about adults’ use of health information. Relationships between health literacy and background variables (such as educational attainment, age, race and ethnicity, where adults get information about health issues, and health insurance coverage) are also reported.