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Título: Health literacy and its socioeconomic and demographic determinants
Autor: Cunha, Madalena
Saboga-Nunes, Luís
Albuquerque, Carlos
Ribeiro, Olivério
Andrade, Ana
Pereira, Anabela
Palavras-chave: health literacy
demography
socioeconomic factors
Data: Mar-2015
Editora: INTED2015
Citação: Cunha, M., Saboga-Nunes, L., Albuquerque, C., Ribeiro, O., Andrade, A., & Pereira, A. (2015, March). Health literacy and its socioeconomic and demographic determinants. Proceedings of INTED2015 Conference 2nd-4th March 2015, Madrid, Spain, 7354-7370. ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
Resumo: Abstract: Introduction: Health literacy has been understood as a set of skills and the ability that individuals have to obtain, process and comprehend basic health information which is essential for them to make decisions related to their health. Objective: To analyse the effect of the socio-demographic and economic conditions on health literacy. Methods: A descriptive and transversal study with a sample of 508 Portuguese citizens, with an average age of 44.48 years that answered the European Health Literacy Survey in Portuguese (HLS-EU-PT), Saboga-Nunes and Sorensen (2013). Results: We found that most participants (73.62%) have an inappropriate level of health literacy, and this was significantly lower in women, the elderly, and in participants with lower education, in low social strata and with low income. Conclusions: The results confirm a significant association between socio-demographic and economic determinants and the level of health literacy. These results reveal how important education and health literacy are in an effort to empower citizens to adopt healthier lifestyles.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.19/2676
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
Versão do Editor: http://iated.org/inted/publications
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