Adult low literacy can be connected to almost every socio-economic issue in the united states: more than 65 percent of all state and federal corrections inmates can be classified as low literate low health literacy costs between $106 billion and $236 billion each year in the us. 431 participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex 432 gross enrolment ratio for tertiary education, by sex 433 participation rate in technical and vocational programmes (15- to 24-year-olds), by sex. The latter region is where most of the countries with the lowest literacy rates in the world are located, according to data from the cia: 1 burkina faso : 218 percent of the adults in this west african country are literate. Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves 1 these children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out. While the cia yearbook declares the literacy rate to be 990%, the figures of the indicate differently the literacy rate is much lower the literacy rate is much lower tests reveal approximately 14% of american adults would have tremendous trouble with comprehension of reading and writing.
Literacy rates followed a similar trajectory in north america at the signing of the us constitution in 1787, nearly 60 percent of about 3 million american adults could read 1 but in the following 19th and 20th centuries, literacy rates in america grew rapidly. The statistic depicts the literacy rate in south africa from 2007 to 2015 the literacy rate measures the percentage of people aged 15 and above who can read and write in 2015, south africa's. Literacy, numeracy, and technology skills are increasingly important in today's information-rich environments what people know and what they do with what they know has a major impact on their life chances for example, people with lower literacy proficiency are more likely than those with better. ^ back to top health literacy is an issue for all racial and ethnic groups figure 2 shows that all racial/ethnic groups contained adults who were at the below basic or basic levels of health literacy, although the rates varied.
Educational attainment educational attainment by sex and age for the population 18 and over educational attainment by race for the population 25 years and older literacy rate estimates of low literacy, united states 2003 state and county estimates of low literacy, oklahoma 2003 health literacy number and percentage of adults in each h. 11 facts about literacy in america reports show that the rate of low literacy in the united states directly costs the healthcare industry over $70 million every. Albeit, the state's 74 per cent literacy rate is more than the national average but it is still way behind gujarat wants to compete with ' literate' kerala among the scheduled tribe population, the literacy rate is highest in the state of mizoram in northeastern india (86. Us literacy rate and illiteracy statistics in the united states, the illiteracy rate has not changed in the past 10 years according to the us department of education and the national institute of literacy, the following statistics outline the state of literacy in the united states.
Literacy rate meaning: the percentage of people who are able to read and write learn more. Definitiontotal number of literate persons in a given age group, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group the adult literacy rate measures literacy among persons aged 15 years and above, and the youth literacy rate measures literacy among persons aged 15 to 24 years. Literacy rate map of india, 2011 the graph shows the literacy rate of the 28 states of india and india (as whole) in 2011 (green) as compared to in 2001 (blue) union territories have not been included literacy rate in india is uneven and as such, different states and union territories of india have differences in their literacy rates the following table shows the 2011 and 2001 census data. According to an infograph released by the unesco institute for statistics in 2013, 52% of the 774 million illiterate people who are 15 years and older are based in west and south asia as of 2015, these regions have 702% literacy rates, while sub-saharan africa has 64. Check out an interactive map of world literacy rates after discovering some surprising statistics, learn how you can help by donating books or supporting literacy campaigns in your community.
The world factbook report threats the united states and its partners continue to face a growing number of global threats and challenges literacy(%) afghanistan. Facts about texas literacy rates and literacy development texas has 65 million residents who speak a language other than english at home, almost double the national percentage, composing 386 percent of the texas population (texas learns, 2005. List of countries by literacy rate, as included in the united nations development programme (undp) report 2011  the figures from the report represent a mixture of data collected by the unesco institute for statistics, national self-reported data, and the undp's global projection models. According to a study conducted in late april by the us department of education and the national institute of literacy, 32 million adults in the us can't read.
Us illiteracy statistics data percent of us adults who can't read (below a basic level) 14 % number of us adults who can't read 32,000,000 percent of prison inmates who. At current rates of reduction, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in west and central africa unicef report: over half a billion 'uncounted' children live in countries unable to measure sdg progress. According to the latest research on literacy and learning, we find many countries from all around the world with a literacy rate of more than 95 percent to help readers learn more about the world leaders in this field, we have highlighted the countries with the highest literacy rates from across the globe. This statistic shows the adult literacy rates in the asia pacific region in 2014, by country in 2014, the adult literacy rate among the population above 15 years of age in nepal amounts to 6466.