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Table 2 Correlations between SAHL-D, SAHL-D22, NVS-D, vocabulary and prose literacy

From: A short assessment of health literacy (SAHL) in the Netherlands

  Rec22 Com22 SAHL-D22 Rec Com SAHL-D NVS-D Voc Prose
Recognition22 -         
Comprehension22 0.59 -        
SAHL-D22 0.88 0.90 -       
Recognition 0.98 0.58 0.87 -      
Comprehension 0.64 0.96 0.90 0.63 -     
SAHL-D 0.87 0.88 0.98 0.87 0.93 -    
Newest Vital Sign 0.49 0.44 0.52 0.48 0.48 0.53 -   
Vocabulary 0.50 0.54 0.58 0.53 0.57 0.61 0.30 -  
Prose literacy 0.55 0.48 0.57 0.53 0.52 0.58 0.49 0.55  
HLSEU   0.25** 0.21**   0.27** 0.22** 0.20* 0.20* 0.17*
  1. Rec = recognition; Com = comprehension; NVS-D = Newest Vital Sign, Dutch version; Voc = vocabulary; Prose = prose literacy.
  2. All unmarked correlations: p < .001; **p < .01; *p < .05.
  3. n = 272 for all variables except HLSEU (n = 166).