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Table 3 Factor loadings from exploratory factor analysis of environmental and household chaos indicators

From: A mixed methods analysis of environmental and household chaos: considerations for early-childhood obesity research

   Factor 1: Factor 2:
Item No. Item Name Household Disorganization Neighborhood Noise
 1 Interior Noise Rating −0.79 0.16
 13 Cluttered Interior 0.51 −0.31
 15 Commotion 0.84 − 0.04
 16 Interruptions 0.61 − 0.05
 17 Preparedness Rating 0.78 −0.11
 18 Loud Speaking −0.61 0.09
 14 Crowded with Furniture −0.40 0.06
 19 Telephone Use −0.47 0.30
 2 Hear Exterior Noise Inside 0.08 0.75
 3 Rating of Exterior Noise Audible Inside −0.05 0.84
 5 Exterior Noise Rating −0.26 0.65
 4 Loud Ambient Sounds −0.13 0.45
Items not assigned to any factor
 6 Number of Changes to Household Roster −0.20 0.05
 7 Regular Mealtime Routine 0.23 −0.02
 8 Number of Adults in the Household 0.07 −0.03
 9 Number of Children in the Household −0.26 −0.06
 10 Caregiver Marital Status Change −0.31 −0.11
 11 Total Residential Moves −0.31 0.06
 12 Regular Bedtime Routine 0.34 −0.06
  1. Note: N = 283; Exploratory factor analysis using unweighted least squares and Promax rotation; Inter-factor correlation was 0.13, p = 0.03; Cronbach’s Alpha 0.73 and 0.67 for household disorganization and neighborhood noise, respectively; Items were not assigned to any factor if their primary factor loading was < |0.40| or if they cross-loaded (had a factor loading ≥ |0.32| with another factor)