Innumeracy

Innumeracy is the lack of the ability to reason and to apply simple numerical concepts. It is the direct opposite to numeracy.

Health innumeracy is a separate but relateed problem. Health numeracy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to access, process, interpret, communicate, and act on numerical, quantitative, graphical, biostatistical, and probabilistic health information needed to make effective health decisions". The concept of health numeracy is a component of the concept of health literacy. Health numeracy and health literacy can be thought of as the combinati
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The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in Life
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Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
Flaws and Fallacies in Statistical Thinking
Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

Douglas R. Hofstadter
A term meant to convey a person's inability to make sense of the numbers that run their lives. ...more
Douglas R Hofstadter