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Table 4 Socioeconomic (SES) environment factor loadings resulting from exploratory factor analysis1

From: Built and socioeconomic environments: patterning and associations with physical activity in U.S. adolescents

  2 factor solution Alternative: 1 factor solution
  Advantageous economic environment Disadvantageous social environment 2 Advantageous socioeconomic environment
Median household income 0.86 3 -- 0.85
% ≥ college education 0.84 -- 0.62
% below poverty -0.58 0.46 -0.87
% minority -- 0.61 -0.48
Crime rate -- 0.62 3 -0.30
% homeowners -- -0.56 0.57
  1. 1 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Wave I (1995-96), n = 18,294. Obtained from exploratory factor analysis using a principal factors estimator and oblique oblimin (gamma = 0) rotation. Unweighted correlations between Advantageous economic environment and Disadvantageous social environment factors was -0.49
  2. 2 Marginally met inclusion criteria (Eigenvalue = 0.83)
  3. 3 Indicator variable(s) used to represent corresponding factor in Tables 8 & 9.
  4. --For clarity, loadings with absolute value <0.2 were omitted