Table 1

Factor loadings for Prudent and Western dietary patterns (n = 210)
Food groups (servings/day) Factor 1* Prudent Factor 2* Western
Vegetables 0.71 0.03
Fruits 0.60 -0.01
Whole grain products 0.53 0.21
Non-hydrogenated fat 0.46 0.02
Refined grain products -0.45 0.39
Desserts -0.01 0.80
Sweets 0.09 0.77
Beer 0.01 -0.03
Coffee 0.06 0.15
Poultry -0.004 -0.06
Red meat -0.11 0.11
Potatoes other than French fries 0.09 0.16
Processed meat -0.10 0.33
Legumes 0.15 0.13
Tea 0.08 -0.02
High-fat dairy products 0.13 0.13
Low-fat dairy products 0.27 0.07
Eggs 0.27 -0.05
Cream soup -0.11 0.12
Pizza -0.23 -0.03
Fish and other sea food 0.28 -0.03
Fruit juices -0.14 0.02
Nuts 0.26 0.06
Vegetable juices 0.12 0.05
Condiments 0.18 0.06
Snacks -0.11 0.18
Saturated fat (butter and lard) 0.04 0.06
Variance explained (%) 12.96 10.62

*Exploratory factor analysis using the FACTOR procedure.

Factor loading ≥ 0.30 or ≤ -0.30 are marked in bold.

Bouchard-Mercier et al.

Bouchard-Mercier et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:24   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-24

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