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Table 1 Factor loads for each food items used in factor analysis and percentage of variance explained by each factor

From: Identifying eating habits in Finnish children: a cross-sectional study

  Factors
Sweets Fast food Fruit/ vegetable Salty snacks/ sugary juice Dark grain bread
Pizza 0.156 0.809 −0.013 0.026 0.040
Hamburger or hot dog 0.123 0.765 −0.076 0.181 −0.046
Biscuits/cookies 0.767 0.094 −0.055 0.237 0.125
Sweet pastry 0.741 0.156 −0.039 0.206 0.114
Ice cream 0.652 0.326 0.176 −0.095 − 0.423
Salty snacks 0.219 0.466 −0.041 0.517 −0.037
Sugary juice drink (squash) 0.212 0.097 0.091 0.856 −0.068
Dark grain bread 0.134 0.026 0.310 −0.105 0.847
Fruit or berries 0.034 0.003 0.841 0.048 0.129
Fresh or grated vegetables/salad −0.054 −0.093 0.842 0.015 0.101
Percentage of variance explained by each factor (total = 70%) 27.8% 17.7% 8.9% 8.3% 7.4%