Table 6

Principal Component Analysis Dietary Patterns

Food

Pattern 1: Meat/Potatoes

Pattern 2: Cereals/Milk/Dairy

Pattern 3: Cakes/Sweets/Nuts/Crackers/Pasta/Rice

Pattern 4: Fruit/Vegetables/Fish/Legumes


Red Meat

0.568


Poultry

0.447


Deli

0.445


Potatoes

0.414


Sausages

0.355


Rabbit

0.342


Yogurt Light

0.593


Cheese Diet

0.546


Milk Skimmed

0.430


Cheese Low-fat

0.388


Milk Full-fat

0.345


Cheese Full-fat

0.342


Cereals

0.342


Cakes

0.621


Chocolates

0.542


Bakery

0.450


Nuts

0.368


Crackers/Biscuits

0.362


Pasta/Rice

0.345


Fish fillet

0.565


Vegetables/Salad

0.528


Fruit

0.447


Legumes

0.415


Fish other

0.336


Factor loadings > 0.340 based on Principal Components Analysis of average intake of 32 food and beverage items, standardized and followed by diagonal rotation

Demetriou et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:113   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-113

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