Association between low functional health literacy and mortality in older adults: longitudinal cohort study

This resource is a report.

Written by Sophie Bostock and Andrew Steptoe (2012).

This report investigates the connection between health literacy levels and mortality among the elderly. From the abstract: “A third of older adults in England have difficulties reading and understanding basic health related written information. Poorer understanding is associated with higher mortality. The limited health literacy capabilities within this population have implications for the design and delivery of health related services for older adults in England.”

You can access the complete report at the BMJ website.