Friday, July 3, 2009

Health Literacy

Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) presents statistical analysis and commentary on a wide range of current social issues.

The June issue includes a feature article on Health Literacy which uses data from the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS) (cat. no 4228.0). ALLS provides information on the knowledge and skills of 15-74 year olds in a number of literacy domains including health literacy. The articles presents information and analysis of health literacy levels, self assessed health status and the interactions between health and education, income and employment status.

This issue also includes features articles about transitions in people's living arrangements, how they work and student achievements in maths and science.

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