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Social capital and health literacy in Taiwan

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ABSTRACT

The argument of this study is that social capital is a key factor of health literacy. Data came from an island-wide sample. Position generator was adopted to measure social capital. A regression model is constructed to test the social capital which is known as a robust predictor of health literacy after controlling gender, age, education, income, and health communication ability. The results reveal that female, higher education, and better health communication ability are also correlated with health literacy. Implications for public health are discussed.

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Yang, H. , Kuo, S. , Yang, H. and Yu, J. (2013) Social capital and health literacy in Taiwan. Health, 5, 898-902. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.55118.

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