The health literacy level of middle-aged and elderly people in China is only 3.


The health literacy level of middle-aged and elderly people in China is only 3.


The Ministry of Health entrusted the China Health Education Center to prepare a survey questionnaire on the health literacy of residents based on the results of the announcements issued by the Ministry of Health on the basis of domestic and foreign health literacy research results and work experience, and conducted a survey nationwide.The survey covers 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. The survey target is 15?
The 69-year-old resident population surveyed a total of 79,542 people.

  The results of this survey, after statistical analysis by experts, show that the overall level of complete health literacy of internal residents is 6.


According to this overall level, we estimate that less than 7 out of every 100 people in the population are healthy.

  Of which 55?
The health literacy level of the 69-year-old population is high.

The investigation found 65?
The population with a healthy literacy in the 69-year-old age group is 3.

81%; the health literacy of the 55-64 age group is second.


  Interpretation/Luwan The results of this survey show that the proportion of residents, especially middle-aged people, and even health literacy is relatively low, and there are some blank points in some basic knowledge and skills, or the understanding is not accurate enough.

This fully confirms the necessity and essence of improving the health literacy level of the whole people.

  Health literacy refers to the ability of individuals to acquire and understand health information and use it to maintain and promote their health.

Low personal health literacy means that your ability to maintain your health is low.

The ability to maintain one’s own health is low and the health is naturally bad.

The World Health Organization announced to the world in 1991 that 60% of an individual’s health and longevity is self-important, 15% inherits heredity, 10% is a social factor, 8% is a medical condition, and 7% is a climate.

Most of these 60% determine the level of personal health literacy.

  Low personal health literacy is a worldwide problem.

According to reports, in the West as a whole, the level of personal health literacy is also very low.

The World Health Organization has conducted a survey in which the world’s healthy people account for only 5% of the total population, while sub-health people account for 75%.

China is still a survey in 2002, and Beijing’s sub-health population accounts for 75.


A survey of a city in the South shows that among the seemingly healthy people, only 18 are truly healthy.

5%, and in the 60+ population, this ratio is only 2%.

That is to say, among the people over the age of 60, there are only two of the 100 people who are truly healthy.

  Why are middle-aged and elderly people with low health literacy and poor physical condition?

I think there are two main reasons. First, the ability to accept health information is reduced.

Some people do not read books after retirement, and health information is all hearsay.

Even if you read and read newspapers occasionally, the understanding of health knowledge is very chaotic.

In particular, health information is now commoditized, and the interests of the health information are distorted and deformed. It is difficult to see the real gold from the system.

Second, middle-aged and elderly people are in the midst of social transition. When they are young, life is hard, information is closed, and the lifestyle and mode of thinking that they develop are hard to change.

Now that life is good, the information is open, mixed, and not accustomed to picking out the right information you need from the distorted information.

I often encounter such problems in my editing work.

When I put all kinds of answers to a health problem in the current health care profession in the journal, many readers call me and say, don’t you answer these contradictory answers, you can tell me what to do.It is.

Because health knowledge is only taken for granted, it is not required, so many businesses can take advantage of the opportunity to win.
As a result, many middle-aged and older people became their captives and took their way.

It’s a waste of money and money, and it’s a big problem.

  Therefore, middle-aged and elderly people should live to learn old, not rigid, accept new things, constantly improve their health literacy level, and live a healthy and healthy life.