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Health Literacy: Statistics

Resources for understanding health literacy best practices.

Health Literacy data map


Health Literacy Data Map

Developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the data populating the map is from health literacy estimates created through data from 2010 U.S. Census and 2011 5-year American Community Surveys (ACS) summary files. Use the data map to find health literacy estimates for neighborhoods throughout the United States.

Data Visualization

graphs showing different ways data can be displayed

Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. By using visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data. Data visualization tools and technologies are essential to analyze massive amounts of information and make data-driven decisions.

See our Guide on Data Visualization

"Nearly 9 out of 10 adults have difficulty using the everyday health information that is routinely available in our health care facilities, retail outlets, media, and communities."

(National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy)

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