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Table 3 Component loadings of principal component analysis on energy balance-related behavior

From: Clustering of energy balance-related behaviors in 5-year-old children: Lifestyle patterns and their longitudinal association with weight status development in early childhood

  Pattern
  1 2 3 4
 Activity-related behavior  a     
Active means of transport 0.045 0.428 0.478 −0.341
School sports −0.045 0.552 −0.154 −0.223
Sports at a club 0.012 0.650 0.167 0.045
Playing outside 0.361 −0.309 0.322 −0.390
Watching television 0.425 0.386 −0.060 0.246
Computer use 0.081 0.458 −0.023 0.344
 Eating routine      
Meal frequencyb −0.182 −0.059 0.476 0.227
Take-out meal frequencyb 0.074 −0.046 0.089 0.497
Snacks frequencyb 0.491 −0.098 0.231 0.064
Duration of mealsc −0.104 −0.004 −0.008 −0.640
Eating togetherd −0.008 0.041 0.696 −0.003
Eating at the tabled −0.717 −0.018 0.334 −0.013
Eating with television ond 0.782 0.115 −0.150 0.097
Variance Explained (%)e 17.2 9.9 9.2 7.9
  1. Notes: Results of oblique principal component analysis. Bold component loadings are absolute loadings >0.400 and are thus considered part of the pattern.
  2. Pattern 1: Television–Snacking pattern.
  3. Pattern 2: Sports–Computer pattern.
  4. Pattern 3: Traditional Family pattern.
  5. Pattern 4: ‘Fast’ Food pattern.
  6. a Minutes per week.
  7. b Number per week.
  8. c Minutes per meal.
  9. d Percentage of total number of meals.
  10. e Total variance in the behavioral variables explained by the 4 patterns is 44.1%.