Table 11Studies of the relationship between literacy and global health status (KQ 1b)

StudyPopulationResults
Weiss et al., 199243Young English-speaking adult students in an adult education classLower literacy associated with poorer health status score (adjusted)
Baker et al., 19979Middle-aged English- and Spanish-speaking patients of hospital walk-in clinics or emergency departmentsLower literacy associated with poorer health status rating (adjusted)
Sullivan et al., 199542Middle-aged and elderly patients with type 2 diabetesNo difference in physical functioning and literacy
Gazmararian et al., 199941Elderly Spanish- and English-speaking Medicare beneficiaries without dementiaLower literacy associated with poorer health status rating (unadjusted)

From: Appendix J, Summary of KQ 1 Findings from Literacy and Health Outcomes Report

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