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Table 1 National readership survey social grades

From: Development and validation of a measure of health literacy in the UK: the newest vital sign

   % of population (NRS 2010)
A Higher managerial, administrative and professional 4
B Intermediate managerial, administrative and professional 22
C1 Supervisory, clerical and junior managerial, administrative and professional 29
C2 Skilled manual workers 21
D Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers 15
E State pensioners, casual and lowest grade workers, unemployed with state benefits only 8
  1. Available from http://www.nrs.co.uk/lifestyle.html.