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Table 3 Food patterns loadings using food groups’ energy percentage per day

From: Dietary intake practices associated with cardiovascular risk in urban and rural Ecuadorian adolescents: a cross-sectional study

Food group “Rice-rich non-animal fat pattern” “Wheat-dense animal-fat pattern”
White Rice 0.8 0.0
Refined Wheat −0.1 0.5
Other refined cereals −0.4 −0.1
Whole grains 0.0 −0.3
Maize 0.1 −0.5
Tubers 0.3 0.0
Plantain 0.2 0.4
Legumes 0.2 −0.2
Total fruit 0.0 −0.2
Vegetables 0.2 0.0
Poultry 0.1 −0.2
Red meat 0.0 0.4
Fish and seafood −0.1 −0.2
Dairy −0.5 0.3
Oilseeds −0.2 0.1
Vegetable oil 0.6 0.4
Animal fat −0.4 0.4
Processed fooda −0.5 −0.2
Coffee 0.2 0.1
% Variance explained 10.8 19.0
  1. aProcessed food includes sweets, snacks, soft drinks and any other packaged food item.
  2. Spices were removed as food groups as the factor loading was <0.10.
  3. Bold: Factor loadings greater than 0.3.