Table 2

Factor loadings of various food items in the three principal dietary component patterns identified (loadings above 0.3 are shown in bold) in Otago adolescents using a food frequency questionnaire adapted from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey
Food item Treat foods Fruits & Vegetables Basic foods
(variance explained) (21.15%) (15.15%) (10.37%)
Fruit −0.06 0.49 0.01
Vegetables −0.08 0.47 0.09
Sweets 0.40 0.08 −0.00
Chocolate Confectionary 0.41 0.13 −0.10
Standard Milk −0.00 0.05 0.63
Other milks 0.05 0.30 −0.48
Cheese 0.16 0.33 −0.03
Breakfast Cereal −0.02 0.29 0.35
White Bread 0.11 0.06 0.39
Brown/Multigrain Bread 0.08 0.41 −0.15
Potato Crisps 0.31 0.03 0.19
Hot Chips/Fries 0.39 −0.10 0.07
Artificially-sweetened Soft-Drink 0.34 −0.11 −0.12
Sugar-sweetened Soft-Drink 0.42 −0.13 0.01
Fruit Juice 0.20 0.09 0.08
Alcohol 0.18 −0.09 −0.05

Howe et al.

Howe et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:51   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-51

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