Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 10th, 2006
"Differences in health literacy levels by race and education are widely hypothesized to contribute to health disparities, but there is little direct evidence. The extent to which low health literacy exacerbates differences between racial and socioeconomic groups in terms of health status and receipt of vaccinations was examined," scientists in the United States report.
"Participants included 3,260 noninstitutionalized elderly persons enrolling in a Medicare managed care plan in 1997 in Cleveland, OH; Houston, TX; South Florida; and Tampa, FL," said David H. Howard and colleagues at Emory...
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