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ERIC Number: ED510057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
The Health Literacy of U.S. Adults across GED[R] Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates. GED Testing Service[R] Research Study, 2008-1. Executive Summary
Hsu, Yung-chen
GED Testing Service
Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study examined the health literacy of adults across General Educational Development (GED) credential recipients, high school graduates, and non-high school graduates by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Specific populations with lower health literacy levels were identified so that adult education entities and policy makers can target these groups with more support, funding, and better programs to improve their health literacy skills. [For the full report, see ED510067.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, GED Testing Service
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests; National Assessment of Adult Literacy