Table 2

Loading values according to dietary patterns extracted by principal components analyses of the geographic regions of Brazil

North

Northeast

Southeast

South

Midwest


Food Groups

Regional

Rice and Beans

Fruit/Greens/Sweets

Rice and Beans

High Energy

High Protein

Rice and Beans

Mixed

Rice and Beans

Mixed

Rice and Beans

Mixed


Rice

0.69

0.53

0.70

0.70

0.79

Beans

0.56

0.65

0.69

0.69

0.74

Vegetables and leafy vegetables

0.57

0.62

0.55

0.55

0.62

Potatoes

0.69

0.55

0.53

0.53

0.50

Others tuberous roots

0.37

0.52

0.38

0.38

0.57

Flours (wheat, manioc and corn meal)

0.69

0.55

0.76

0.76

0.56

Fruits

0.50

0.53

0.64

0.64

0.65

Nuts and coconut

0.52

0.20

0.14

0.14

0.14

Pastry

0.44

0.61

0.47

0.47

0.55

Breads

0.38

0.56

0.49

0.49

0.44

Cakes & cookies

0.32

0.49

0.55

0.55

0.46

Meats

0.45

0.58

0.52

0.52

0.35

Poultry and eggs

0.53

0.33

0.46

0.46

0.37

Fish

0.66

0.28

0.29

0.29

0.25

Milk and dairy

0.46

0.19

0.46

0.46

0.32

Butter and Margarine

0.51

0.60

0.39

0.39

0.39

Sugar

0.59

0.77

0.69

0.69

0.75

Sweetened beverages

0.54

0.41

0.55

0.55

0.49

Oils and fats

0.72

0.68

0.70

0.70

0.77

Caffeinated beverages

0.50

0.63

0.58

0.58

0.56

Products diets/light

0.40

0.30

0.24

0.24

0.31

Eigenvalues

2.90

2.88

2.26

2.99

2.69

1.77

3.76

2.86

4.0

3.0

3.86

2.91

%Variance explained

20.4

14.6

11.6

19.6

16.1

8.0

22.4

15.2

27.1

12.3

25.2

12.3

Cronbach Coefficient Alpha

0.76

0.76

0.68

0.80

0.73

0.60

0.86

0.76

0.86

0.75

0.85

0.78


Kaiser's Measure of Sampling Adequacy

0.83

0.84

0.87

0.89

0.88


National Household Budget Survey 2002/2003

Values < 0.15 were excluded for simplicity

Nascimento et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:79   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-79

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