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Table 3 Factor loadingsa of food groups in derived dietary patterns

From: Major dietary patterns in relation to menstrual pain: a nested case control study

Food groups Dietary patterns
Lacto-vegetarian Snacks Mixed food items
Other Vegetables 0.641   
Tomatoes 0.565   
Yellow vegetables 0.534   
Legumes 0.523   
Fruit 0.502   
Green leafy vegetables 0.443   
Cruciferous vegetables 0.424   
Low fat dairy products 0.403   
Vegetable patties 0.393   
High fat dairy products 0.364   0.287
Nuts 0.297 0.244  
Pickles 0.275   
Butter 0.246   
Sugars   0.694  
Salty snacks   0.654  
Sweets and desserts 0.217 0.539  
Tea and coffee   0.469  
Salt 0.292 0.456  
Fruit juices   0.338 0.226
Added fats   0.330  
Poultry    0.637
Mayonnaise    0.598
Sugar sweetened beverages    0.570
Fast food   0.382 0.441
Potatoes    0.420
Eggs    0.382
Red meats    0.301
French fries - - -
Fish - - -
Grains - - -
Percent of variance explained 10.65 6.76 6.23
  1. aFactor loadings < 0.2 are omitted for simplicity