Illiteracy leads to higher mortality risk??

Studies of late have been showing that people with poor literacy skills have a greater chance of dying over a five year period compared to others of the same age group.

It seems that the possible correlation is that a lack of reading skills equates to less knowledge of chronic disease and illnesses.  Lack of knowledge then correlates to lack of personal care, hygiene and recognizing when to seek out medical attention.  This is further exacerbated by things as simple as, not being able to read and understand labeling on medication.

Hugo

 

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