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Table 2 Factor loadings for 3 dietary patterns derived from factor analysis by gendera

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

Food groups Male Female
Pattern I Pattern II Pattern III Pattern I Pattern II Pattern III
Poultry 0.687    0.483   
Light-colored vegetables 0.686    0.593   
Red meat and its products 0.546 0.471   0.528 0.327  
Cereals and tubers products 0.545    0.540   
Condiment 0.543   0.472 0.383   
Oils 0.397   0.385    
Dark-colored vegetables 0.350 0.536     
Eggs and eggs products   0.533    0.471  
Fruit   0.431 0.430 0.370 0.419  
Pickled vegetables   0.347     
Whole grains   0.336     
Drink       0.430
Soy products       
Milk and its products      0.399  
Other food      0.481  
Seafood      0.461  
Pastry snacks    0.580   0.673  
Nut    0.525    0.732
Wine    0.362    0.685
  1. aFactor loading values < 0.30 were excluded for simplicity