Table 1

Structure of the eating patterns extracted for the 4th- (n = 924) and 7th-grade (n = 800) children§.

'Junk/convenient'

'Varied Norwegian'

'Snacking'

'Dieting'


4th grade

7th grade

4th grade

7th grade

4th grade

7th grade

4th grade

7th grade


Variance explained by the factor (pattern)

6%

8%

4%

6%

7%

4%

3%

3%


French fries in fast food restaurants

0.60

0.64

Hamburger or kebab

0.56

0.64

French fries for dinner

0.49

0.50

Biscuits, cakes, crackers, etc.

0.51

0.48

Sausages, hot dog

0.44

0.47

Processed pizza

0.41

0.46

Waffles

0.47

0.46

Sweets

0.32

0.40

Salty snacks

0.32

0.40

White bread

0.34

0.40

Ice cream

0.44

0.39

Processed meat for dinner

0.26

0.30

Pancakes

0.45

0.30

Fruits and berries

0.53

0.59

Vegetables

0.50

0.58

-0.32

Fish for dinner

0.40

0.44

Water

0.44

-0.35

Brown bread

0.30

0.40

-0.28

Fruits, berries or

vegetables between meals

0.44

0.37

0.28

Processed fish for dinner

0.32

0.37

White cheese, full-fat

0.34

0.36

Cereals without sugar

0.34

0.34

0.28

Brown cheese, full-fat

0.27

0.34

Water between meals

0.28

0.31

Low-fat meat on sandwich

0.35

0.31

Lunch

0.31

Potatoes, boiled

0.27

0.29

Breakfast

0.28

-0.31

Jam, honey as spread

0.28

Fish spread

0.35

0.27

Butter or margarine on bread

0.26

Rice

0.25

0.25

Non-processed meat for dinner

0.29

Juice

0.31

Dinner

-0.28

Pasta

-0.28

Sugar-sweetened soft drinks, carbonated (between meals)

0.62

0.59

Sugar-sweetened soft drinks, non-carbonated (between meals)

0.60

0.58

Sweets between meals

0.58

0.55

Juice between meals

0.35

0.43

0.52

0.26

Biscuits, cakes, crackers, etc. between meals

0.34

0.28

0.41

0.50

Salty snacks between meals

0.25

0.46

0.48

Ice cream between meals

0.25

0.43

0.45

Milk between meals

0.47

0.43

Sugar-sweetened soft drinks, non-carbonated

0.33

0.43

-0.47

-0.33

Yoghurt between meals

0.41

0.43

0.41

0.36

Eating in between meals

0.35

Sugar-sweetened soft drinks, carbonated

0.34

0.28

0.31

-0.36

-0.29

Artificially sweetened soft drinks, non-carbonated,

(between meals)

-0.31

0.30

0.66

0.57

Artificially sweetened soft drinks, carbonated

0.63

0.56

Artificially sweetened soft drinks, non-carbonated

0.25

-0.29

0.65

0.55

Fat- and sugar-reduced yoghurt

0.36

0.29

0.50

Artificially sweetened soft drinks, carbonated (between meals)

0.37

0.54

0.47

White cheese, low-fat

0.33

0.26

0.43

Yoghurt with cereal

0.33

0.25

0.42

Fruit yoghurt

0.45

0.27

0.40

Cereals and breakfast mixtures containing sugar

0.33

Chocolate spread

0.28


§Food items, snacks and meals with factor loadings > 0.25 or <-0.25 are listed. Patterns are presented by extraction order at the 7th-grade stage.

Oellingrath et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:106   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-106

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