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Figure 5. Comparison of average scores of adults aged 16-65 on the document literacy scale, by country or region: 1994-1998


Figure representing the Figure 5. Comparison of average scores of adults aged 16-65 on the document literacy scale, by country or region: 1994-1998

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NOTE: Read across the row to compare performance with the countries or regions listed in the heading of the chart. The symbols indicate whether the mean proficiency of the country or region in the row is significantly lower than that of the comparison country or region, significantly higher than that of the comparison country or region, or if there is no statistically significant difference between the two countries or regions. Countries or regions are ranked by average score across the heading and down the rows. Statistically significant differences are at the 0.5 level, adjusted for multiple comparisons.
Source: OECD and Statistics Canada, 2000. Literacy in the Information Age: Final Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey, page 20, Figure 2.3 B.

Highlights from the 1994-1998 IALS Survey