Table 4

Pearson correlation coefficients of the food patterns derived from RRR with cardiovascular risk factors and percentage variation in food group intakes and risk factors explained by the food patterns in the Zutphen Elderly Study (N = 467)
Pattern 1 Pattern 2 Pattern 3 Pattern 1 Pattern 1
(low in cereal fibre)* (alcohol)* (inconsistent)* (low in cereal fibre)+ (low in cereal fibre)+
Baseline (1985) Follow-up (1990) Baseline (1985) Follow-up (1990) Baseline (1985) Follow-up (1990) Confirmatory (1990) Confirmatory (1985)
CVD risk factors 1985 1990 1985 1990 1985 1990 1990 1985 1990 1985
BMI 0.23 0.35 -0.17 0.00 0.15 -0.07 0.21 0.21 0.26 0.28
Total cholesterol 0.15 0.19 -0.04 0.11 0.18 -0.05 0.13 0.15 0.11 0.15
HDL cholesterol 0.03 -0.15 0.29 0.27 0.14 0.11 0.07 0.01 -0.09 -0.09
Systolic BP 0.21 0.10 0.14 -0.03 -0.05 0.19 0.19 0.12 0.10 0.11
Diastolic BP 0.22 0.17 0.09 -0.06 -0.08 0.22 0.21 0.14 0.09 0.12
Uric acid 0.26 0.20 -0.05 0.16 -0.13 -0.03 0.24 0.24 0.11 0.16

*Exploratory dietary pattern scores were calculated at baseline and follow-up by summing the product of the standardized (mean = 0 and standard deviation = 1) food group weight and the individual’s standardized food group intake (score = ∑ (weight (x) *consumption (x) (g/d)) [24]; For the RRR analysis in 1985 means and standard deviations of that year were used. For Exploratory 1990 means and standard deviations of 1990 were used.

+Confirmatory 1990 used standardized dietary intake data of 1990 and weights derived in 1985.Confirmatory 1985 used standardized dietary intake data of 1985 and weights derived in 1990.

Significant correlation p < 0.05.

Jankovic et al.

Jankovic et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:30   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-30

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