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Analysis of health literacy among residents aged 15 -24 years old in TianJin in 2012
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Pages: 28-31
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Chinese Journal of Health Education

Keyword:  Rural residentsHealth literacyHealth literacy monitoring;
Abstract: Objective To understand the health literacy level of rural residents in Tianjian,and provide evidence for health policy and health literacy intervention in rural area.Methods According to 2012 Chinese residents’health litera-cy monitoring program,National Project Team used PPS (Probability Proportionate to Size Sampling) to select eight dis-tricts as national monitoring points,three districts as the rural monitoring points.Three streets or township were selected from each district,totally 9 streets (or townships).Two communities or villages were selected from each street as sample units, totally 18 communities (or villages).Using the random sampling to select 70 families from every community,using the KISH lists to select one people to answer the questionnaire from every family.Results There were 882 people surveyed to-tally,male 445 and female 437,male and female ratio was 1.01 ∶1.The average age was (46.73 ±13.29) years,the residents whose education level was junior high school were accounting for 46.32%,the percentage of Han ethnic was ac-counting for 95.24%.The satisfied health literacy level of Tianjin rural residents was 8.53%.The levels in health concept and knowledge,health lifestyle and behaviors and health related skills were 17.72%,15.92%,11.93%.Different age group rural residents had statistical significance difference in the health literacy level and the three health literacy related as-pects rates (χ2 =40.625,41.915,28.299,24.555,P <0.05).Different education level group had statistical signifi-cance difference in the health literacy level and the three health literacy related aspects level (χ2 =26.053,39.204, 24.659,24.548,P <0.05).The levels of 6 health issues as safety and first aid and basic medical care,science attitude towards health,access to information,infections diseases prevention,chronic non-communicable diseases prevention,bas-ic medical were 48.25%,31.94%,20.23%,17.81%,14.07%,13.03%.Conclusion The health literacy level of rural residents in Tianjin is relatively low,great efforts should be done to improve the cultural level of rural residents,inclu-ding establishment of health education classes in primary and secondary school,improvement of self-care skills of the elderly in order to develop health education and enhance rural health literacy level of the residents.
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