Journal article

Clusters of health behaviours in Queensland adults are associated with different socio-demographic characteristics.

M Hobbs, MJ Duncan, P Collins, J Mckenna, S Schoeppe, AL Rebar, S Alley, C Short, C Vandelanotte

J Public Health (Oxf) | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The co-occurrence of unhealthy lifestyles, calls for interventions that target multiple health behaviours. This study investigates the clustering of health behaviours and examines demographic differences between each cluster. METHODS: In total, 934 adults from Queensland, Australia completed a cross-sectional survey assessing multiple health behaviours. A two-step hierarchical cluster analysis using multiple iterations identified the optimal number of clusters and the subset of distinguishing health behaviour variables. Univariate analyses of variance and chi-squared tests assessed difference in health behaviours by socio-demographic factors and clusters. RESULTS: Three clusters ..

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