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Table 3 Factor loading matrix of food groups for Healthy and Western dietary patterns

From: Dietary patterns and risk of colorectal cancer in Tehran Province: a case–control study

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