Literacy, numeracy, and health information seeking among middle-aged and older adults in the United States

September 27, 2018


  • Takashi Yamashita
  • Anthony R. Bardo
  • Darren Liu
  • Phyllis Cummins

Health literacy is often viewed as an essential skill set for successfully seeking health information to make health-related decisions. However, this general understanding has yet to be established with the use of nationally representative data. The objective of this study was to provide the first nationally representative empirical evidence that links health information seeking behaviors with health literacy among middle-age to older adults in the United States.

Journal of Aging and Health, doi:10.1177/0898264318800918

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