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Table 1 Food groupings used in factor analysis

From: The relationship between dietary patterns and overweight and obesity among adult in Jiangsu Province of China: a structural equation model

Food group Example of food items
Cereals and tubers products Rice, noodles, pasta, plain bread
Whole grains Corn, barley, buckwheat
Dark-colored vegetables Spinach, canola, carrot, spinach
Light-colored vegetables Chinese cabbage, potato, onion
Pickled vegetables Preserved vegetables, vegetables in soy sauce
Poultry Chicken, duck meat
Red meats and its products Pork, beef, lamb and those products
Eggs and eggs products Whole eggs, yolk, white, preserved eggs
Fruit Fresh and canned (no added sugar) fruits
Condiment Sauce, vinegar, salt, monosodium glutamate
Oils Colza oil, soybean oil, peanut oil
Soy products Dried beans, beans flour, roasted broad bean
Milk and its products Whole milk, skim milk, flavored milk, cheese, yogurt
Seafood Fresh fish, dried fish, shellfish, shrimp
Nuts and seeds Sesame, sunflower, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pine-nuts
Drink Fruit or flavored drinks, fruit juice, soft drinks
Wine Beer, rice wine, white wine
Pastry snacks Cakes, pancake, mooncake
Other food Fast food, canned food