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Table 3 Food item factor loadings from the rotated component matrix in women and men

From: Dietary factors associated with lifetime asthma or hayfever diagnosis in Australian middle-aged and older adults: a cross-sectional study

  Rotated factor loadings: men Rotated factor loadings: women
Foods 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5
Red meat, times eaten each week   .613     .772    
Processed meat, times eaten each week   .702     .676    
Cheese, times eaten each week   .652        .689
Brown/whole-meal bread, slices each week    .561       .729
Alcoholic drinks, number each week    -.576      -.727  
Breakfast cereal, bowls each week    .684      .685  
Poultry, times eaten each week     .735    .710   
Fish or seafood, times eaten each week     .776    .778   
Cooked vegetables, serves each day .809     .804     
Raw vegetables, serves each day .800     .797     
Fruits, serves each day .556     .503     
Factor variance explained (%) 14.9 13.8 11.7 11.0 15.2 13.3 10.8 9.9 9.1
Total variance explained (%)     51.4      58.4