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Table 2 Test-retest reliability of individual items within the HABiT

From: Development of the Health Awareness and Behaviour Tool (HABiT): reliability and suitability for a Canadian older adult population

SectionItemsCorrelation coefficient (r or φ)
DemographicsName, date of birth, postal code, ethnicity, marital status, education, employment status, income category-
Self-reported health status (SRHS) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL)SRHS0.74
HRQoL (mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression, health status)0.56–1.00
Knowledge19 statements on CVD and diabetes1.00
Current health statusDiagnosed conditions (heart problems, diabetes, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol)0.70–1.00
Monitoring (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar)0.29–0.65
Physical measures (height, weight, waist circumference)0.90–0.95
Diabetes-related medical history (birth to large baby, family history)0.42–1.00
Current health behaviorsPhysical activity (30 min daily per week; weekly mild, moderate, and strenuous physical activity)0.63–1.00
Sedentary behaviors (time spent on a computer, watching television, reading)0.64–0.74
Diet (fruit and vegetable consumption, monitoring weight, salt intake, and frequency of complex carbohydrate, fatty food, and sugar food intake)0.42–0.78
Tobacco use (smoking status, quantity smoked per day, years since quit, intention to quit)0.94–1.00
Alcohol use
 • Weekly consumption0.89
 • Binge drinking0.22
Stress (ability to handle an unexpected crisis, day-to-day demands, sources of stress)0.02–0.32
Healthcare utilization and accessAvailability of healthcare in community0.76
Sources of advice (sick, heart health, diabetes)0.58–1.00
Healthcare utilization (family doctor, EMS, walk-in clinic)0.42–1.00
Health behavior changePerceived risk and understanding (concern, understanding, importance)0.59–0.97
Intent to change0.78
Self-efficacy to change (physical activity, fruits and vegetables, alcohol use, smoking, stress)0.40–1.00
Health literacyNewest vital signs score-