Table 3

Factor loading matrix of food groups for Healthy and Western dietary patterns
Food group Healthy pattern Western pattern
Vegetables 0.707
Fruits 0.682
Olives 0.582
liquid oils 0.561
All Fish 0.526
Low fat Dairy 0.479
Carrot 0.477
Nuts 0.441
Whole Grains 0.381
Yogurt Drink 0.294
Sugars 0.585
Red meat 0.540
Pickles 0.496
Refined Grains 0.495
Soft Drink −0.276 0.490
Animal butter 0.479
Mayonnaise 0.458
Black tea 0.430
Processed Meat 0.408
Legumes 0.347
Solid Oil 0.328
Sweets and desert 0.278
Snacks 0.270
Total variance 11.92% 10.28%

Absolute factor loading values < 0.20 for both patterns were excluded for simplicity.

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Safari et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:222   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-222

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