Association between ecological footprint awareness and health literacy in adults: a population-based study from Turkey.

Mengi Çelik Ö., KÖKSAL E., AKPINAR Ş., Kocaadam Bozkurt B., ERDOĞAN GÖVEZ N., ÇITAR DAZIROĞLU M. E., ...More

International journal of environmental health research, pp.1-10, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume:
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09603123.2022.2147906
  • Journal Name: International journal of environmental health research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Geobase, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Keywords: adults, ecological footprint awareness, Health literacy
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.This study aimed to determine the relationship between health literacy and ecological footprint which is an indicator of sustainability and environmental impact and to examine the factors that may affect them. It was found that 20.3% of individuals have inadequate, 43.7% problematic, 26.1% sufficient and 10.0% excellent health literacy levels. There were differences in age, education level and BMI classification according to Ecological Footprint Awareness Scale score quartiles and health literacy levels (p < 0.05). It was determined that age and Turkey Health Literacy Scale score had effect on ecological footprint awareness. Individuals with a high level of health literacy have a high awareness of their ecological footprint. The increase in people’s health literacy levels and ecological footprint awareness with age can be interpreted as the increase in people’s education and knowledge levels and their awareness levels against the protection of nature and the environment.