Table 3

Food item factor loadings from the rotated component matrix in women and men
Rotated factor loadings: men Rotated factor loadings: women
Foods 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5
Red meat, times eaten each week .613 .772
Processed meat, times eaten each week .702 .676
Cheese, times eaten each week .652 .689
Brown/whole-meal bread, slices each week .561 .729
Alcoholic drinks, number each week -.576 -.727
Breakfast cereal, bowls each week .684 .685
Poultry, times eaten each week .735 .710
Fish or seafood, times eaten each week .776 .778
Cooked vegetables, serves each day .809 .804
Raw vegetables, serves each day .800 .797
Fruits, serves each day .556 .503
Factor variance explained (%) 14.9 13.8 11.7 11.0 15.2 13.3 10.8 9.9 9.1
Total variance explained (%) 51.4 58.4

Rosenkranz et al.

Rosenkranz et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:84   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-84

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