China's health literacy monitoring results released!


  • 2016 

    According to the official website of the national health and family planning commission, China's health literacy monitoring results were released in 2016.

    Health literacy has been monitored since 2008

    Health literacy refers to the ability of individuals to obtain and understand basic health information and services, and to use such information and services to make the right decisions to maintain and promote their own health. Promote urban and rural residents health literacy, which is beneficial to improve the people found and the ability to solve the problem of their health, is to improve people's health level of the important strategies and measures, is the important content of promoting health China construction, is the "healthy China 2030" planning outline of one of the main indicators. Since 2008, the ministry of health has organized health literacy monitoring for residents.

    In 2016, the health literacy level of Chinese residents was 11.58 percent

    According to the survey results, the health literacy level of Chinese residents was 11.58 percent in 2016, up 5.1 percentage points from 6.48 percent in 2008, and 1.33 percentage points higher than the 10.25 percent in 2015, and continued to maintain a steady upward trend. In terms of knowledge, behavior and skills, the basic knowledge and concept literacy level of Chinese residents was 24.00% in 2016, 9.79% of healthy lifestyle and behavioral literacy level, and 15.57% of basic skills. From the point of major public health problem, in 2016 China residents' safety and first aid 46.00% 46.00% literacy, science literacy, 19.13%, 16.38% of infectious disease prevention and control of quality health information literacy and basic medical and health literacy and chronic disease prevention and control of quality by 11.48%, 12.76% from 2015, has a different degree of ascension.

    The level of health literacy among urban and rural residents has steadily increased for six reasons

    First, the state has put forward a healthy China strategy and made institutional arrangements for improving the health of all. Party and government at all levels attach great importance to the health of the people, put their health in a strategic position of priority development, and increase their health promotion efforts. The departments actively cooperate and cooperate closely to support the development of health promotion work. The second is the national basic public health services, health literacy, promote action, health sustained China tour and a series of major projects, effectively promote the public health awareness, knowledge and skills of ascension. Three is a healthy city, healthy, health promotion county towns, health schools, health promoting hospitals, health promotion, health promotion, business, health, family, etc. Series health place of activities, to improve urban and rural residents' health literacy created a supportive environment. Fourthly, the education professional institutions and health family planning institutions everywhere are based on the actual situation, constantly innovating and providing a rich health education service for the people. Fifth, the people are getting more and more attention to health, and the awareness of health is growing. Sixth, the media has been increasing the awareness of health knowledge, and the healthy culture is becoming more and more intense.

    However, the overall health literacy level of Chinese residents is still relatively low, the development of urban and rural areas, regions and populations is uneven, and people's awareness of various health problems is uneven. Healthy lifestyle and behavior improvement are slower.