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Survey on current situation of health literacy among college students in Wuhu City
Pages: 968-971
Year: Issue:  7
Journal: Occupation and Health

Abstract: [Objective] To understand the current situation of health literacy among college students in Wuhu City,provide scientific basis for further research on college students' health literacy.[Methods] 986 college students from three schools were collected by the stratified cluster random sampling method and investigated using health literacy questionnaire for Chinese citizens in 2009.[Results] The overall health literacy rate among college students in Wuhu City was 10.6%.The awareness rate of basic health knowledge and concepts was 25.7%,the formation rate of healthy lifestyle and behavior was 2.7%,and the holding rate of basic health skills was 61.5%.In five aspects of health issue,the proportion of students had the health literacy of chronic disease prevention was the lowest (8.7%).[Conclusion] The health lifestyle level among college students in Wuhu City is low,especially in healthy lifestyle and behaviors.It is necessary to take the health education intervention to improve their health lifestyle level.
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