Health literacy is the ability to complete basic reading and numerical tasks required to perform in the health care environment.1 The specific aspect of literacy that involves solving problems requiring understanding and use of quantitative information is sometimes called numeracy. For those with diabetes, poor numeracy—the math equivalent of illiteracy—can have serious consequences. The relationship between obesity and numeracy skills in adult primary care patients is unknown. Results Diabetes genetic risk scores were developed by aggregating the results of 36 diabetes-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms. The Kuder-Richardson Formula 20 for internal consistency was conducted. Among the 80 items tested, 16 performed poorly and were removed. In this regard, earlier critiques towards the one-dimensional measurement modes usually used in health literacy measurement are taken into consideration when developing novel instruments .
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