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Table 2 Dietary patterns and factor loadings

From: A spatial analysis of dietary patterns in a large representative population in the north of The Netherlands – the Lifelines cohort study

  Bread and cookies pattern Snack pattern Meat and alcohol pattern Vegetable, fruit and fish pattern
  Food group and factor loadingsa    
High intakes Halvarine/margarine/butter 0.70 Other snacks 0.66 Fresh meat 0.60 Vegetables 0.57
  Bread and bread products 0.69 Pizza 0.55 Processed meat 0.59 Fish and seafood 0.50
  Sugar and confectionery 0.59 Ready to serve meals 0.60 Chicken 0.48 Rice/pasta 0.48
  Potatoes 0.53 French fries 0.48 Alcoholic drinks 0.45 Legumes 0.54
  Cake and cookies 0.44 Sugar sweetened beverages 0.46 Coffee 0.44 Fruit 0.41
  Sauces/dressing/gravy 0.43 Fruit/Vegetable juices 0.3 Sauces/dressing/gravy 0.38 Nuts and seeds 0.34
  High fat dairy products 0.36 Sugar and confectionery 0.39    Eggs 0.31
Low intakes    Fruit −0.33 Tea −0.45   
  1. aFactor loadings | ≥ | 0.30