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Sunday, January 11, 2009

1 in 7 U.S. adults are unable to read

An estimated 32 million adults in the USA - about one in seven — are saddled with such low literacy skills that it would be tough for them to read anything more challenging than a children's picture book or to understand a medication's side effects listed on a pill bottle. From 1992 to 2003, a federal study shows, the USA added about 23 million adults to its population; in that period, an estimated 3.6 million more joined the ranks of adults with low literacy skills.

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