Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Health Literacy in Australia

What level of skills do Australians have in understanding and using information related to health issues? Health issues can include drugs and alcohol, disease prevention and treatment, safety and accident prevention, first aid, emergencies, and staying healthy.

A new publication: Health Literacy, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4233.0) has just been released. It presents detailed results on Australia's health literacy from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS), which was conducted in 2006.

It includes data relating to health literacy skill levels across different age groups, states and territories, and a range of demographic characteristics. Additional data cubes will be added to the website at a later date.

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