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Table 2 Validity of the health constructs (n = 4,786)

From: Fish consumption and its motives in households with versus without self-reported medical history of CVD: A consumer survey from five European countries

Health constructs and indicators Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4
Interest in healthy eating     
It is important to me that the food I eat on a typical day is good for my psychical and mental health 0.943    
It is important to me that the food I eat on a typical day keeps me healthy 0.863    
It is important to me that the food I eat on a typical day is nutritious 0.839    
It is important to me that the food I eat on a typical day is a natural product 0.633    
It is important to me that the food I eat on a typical day has been produced without preservatives or additives 0.616    
Satisfaction with life     
I am satisfied with my life   0.868   
The general conditions of my life are excellent   0.848   
In most ways my life is close to my ideal   0.752   
If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing   0.669   
Health involvement     
Health is very important to me    0.930  
I care a lot about health    0.922  
Health means a lot to me    0.918  
Subjective health     
Compared with people at my age, my health is excellent     0.971
Compared with people at my age, my current physical health is excellent     0.885
I am as healthy as anyone I know at my age     0.650
Compared with people at my age, my current mental health is excellent   0.219   0.412
I consider myself as very health conscious 0.228    0.201
Explained variance (%) 28.79 19.48 9.61 6.24
Cronbach's alpha 0.88 0.85 0.94 0.82
Mean (standard deviation) 5.81 (1.06) 4.85 (1.26) 6.18 (1.15) 4.94 (1.24)