CHINA China's health literacy rate surges in 2020

CHINA

China's health literacy rate surges in 2020

Xinhua

12:33, June 15, 2021

A doctor gives a child intravenous injection in Langdai Township of Liupanshui City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 28, 2019. (File photo: Xinhua/Tao Liang)

BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China's health literacy rate had reached 23.15 percent in 2020, up 3.98 percentage points from the previous year, marking the highest rate of increase over the years, a Chinese health official said Tuesday.

The current health literacy rate indicates that 23 in 100 people have acquired the knowledge and skills of healthcare, Mi Feng, a spokesperson with the National Health Commission told a press conference.

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