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Validation of Self-Report of Literacy among Periurban Women in Bolivia

Citation

Bender, Deborah E. & McCann, Margaret F. (1993). Validation of Self-Report of Literacy among Periurban Women in Bolivia. International Journal of Epidemiology, 22(4), 747-748.

Abstract

Many surveys ask women to rate their literacy level, but the validity of these self-reports is not usually evaluated. In this study of infant health, conducted in Cochabamba, Bolivia, maternal literacy was assessed by the mother herself and by the interviewer, based on the mother's reading a short text aloud. The two ratings were highly correlated (P < 0.001). This finding suggests that maternal self-reports of literacy are very reliable.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/22.4.747

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1993

Journal Title

International Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Bender, Deborah E.
McCann, Margaret F.