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30.7.07

Poor reading skills predict death

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concludes:

"Inadequate health literacy, as measured by reading fluency, independently predicts all-cause mortality and cardiovascular death among community-dwelling elderly persons. Reading fluency is a more powerful variable than education for examining the association between socioeconomic status and health. " (Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1503-1509)

http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/167/14/1503

4 comments:

Tabitha Dial said...

Awesome.

How can this information be used to create clever bumper stickers?

Supremo said...

This explains why I am not dead yet.

M. C. Boyes said...

If only these skills could prevent mounting debt.

Anonymous said...

Oh man! I should be dead already!