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Table 2 Loading values according to dietary patterns extracted by principal components analyses of the geographic regions of Brazil

From: Dietary availability patterns of the brazilian macro-regions

  North Northeast Southeast South Midwest
Food Groups Regional Rice and Beans Fruit/Greens/Sweets Rice and Beans High Energy High Protein Rice and Beans Mixed Rice and Beans Mixed Rice and Beans Mixed
Rice   0.69   0.53    0.70   0.70   0.79  
Beans   0.56   0.65    0.69   0.69   0.74  
Vegetables and leafy vegetables    0.57    0.62   0.55   0.55   0.62
Potatoes    0.69   0.55    0.53   0.53   0.50
Others tuberous roots    0.37   0.52    0.38   0.38   0.57
Flours (wheat, manioc and corn meal) 0.69    0.55    0.76   0.76   0.56  
Fruits    0.50    0.53   0.64   0.64   0.65
Nuts and coconut 0.52      0.20   0.14   0.14   0.14
Pastry 0.44     0.61   0.47   0.47   0.55  
Breads 0.38     0.56    0.49   0.49   0.44
Cakes & cookies 0.32     0.49    0.55   0.55   0.46
Meats 0.45      0.58 0.52   0.52    0.35
Poultry and eggs 0.53      0.33 0.46   0.46    0.37
Fish 0.66      0.28   0.29   0.29   0.25
Milk and dairy   0.46    0.19    0.46   0.46   0.32
Butter and Margarine 0.51     0.60    0.39   0.39   0.39
Sugar   0.59   0.77    0.69   0.69   0.75  
Sweetened beverages    0.54   0.41    0.55   0.55   0.49
Oils and fats   0.72   0.68    0.70   0.70   0.77  
Caffeinated beverages   0.50   0.63    0.58   0.58   0.56  
Products diets/light    0.40   0.30    0.24   0.24   0.31
Eigenvalues 2.90 2.88 2.26 2.99 2.69 1.77 3.76 2.86 4.0 3.0 3.86 2.91
%Variance explained 20.4 14.6 11.6 19.6 16.1 8.0 22.4 15.2 27.1 12.3 25.2 12.3
Cronbach Coefficient Alpha 0.76 0.76 0.68 0.80 0.73 0.60 0.86 0.76 0.86 0.75 0.85 0.78
Kaiser's Measure of Sampling Adequacy 0.83 0.84 0.87 0.89 0.88
  1. National Household Budget Survey 2002/2003
  2. Values < 0.15 were excluded for simplicity