Healthy eating and physical activity in socioeconomically disadvantaged women: the role of health literacy

J. Edwards, C. Jackson, Francine M. Cheater, J. Holt, M. Robinson

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    Abstract

    The Public Health White Paper recognises the need to help individuals to make informed decisions about healthy eating and physical activity. However, one in five people in the UK cannot interpret basic health information. Poor health literacy is associated with socio-economic disadvantage and compounds health inequalities. Interventions to promote informed decision-making for healthy eating and physical activity commonly ignore patient health literacy. Indeed, there is a lack of research into health literacy and lifestyle choices as well as poor understanding of how different population groups seek, interpret, critically analyse and use information to make informed lifestyle decisions.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
    Volume63
    Issue numberSuppl. 2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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    Health Literacy
    Women's Health
    Vulnerable Populations
    Exercise
    Life Style
    Health
    Population Groups
    Decision Making
    Public Health
    Economics
    Research
    Healthy Diet

    Keywords

    • healthy eating
    • health literacy
    • physical activity
    • education

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    Edwards, J. ; Jackson, C. ; Cheater, Francine M. ; Holt, J. ; Robinson, M. / Healthy eating and physical activity in socioeconomically disadvantaged women: the role of health literacy. In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2009 ; Vol. 63, No. Suppl. 2.
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