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Table 5 Pearson correlation coefficients between exploratory and confirmatory dietary patterns in 1985 and 1990 in the Zutphen Elderly Study (N = 467)

From: Stability of dietary patterns assessed with reduced rank regression; the Zutphen Elderly Study

Dietary patterns Exploratory* 1990 Confirmatory+1990 (diet (D) 1990, loading (L) 1985) Confirmatory 1985 (D: 1985, L: 1990)
Exploratory 1985 Pattern 1 Low in cereal fibre Pattern 2 alcohol Pattern 3 inconsistent Pattern 1 Low in cereal fibre Pattern 1 Low in cereal fibre
Pattern 1 0.47 0.31 0.05 0.60 0.73
Pattern 2 -0.22 0.34 0.35 0.11 -0.41
Pattern 3 0.08 0.16 -0.04 0.05 0.20
Confirmatory+ 1985 (D: 1985, L: 1990) 0.55 0.06 -0.09 0.43 1.00
Confirmatory 1990
(D: 1990, L: 1985)
0.71 0.40 0.24 1.00 0.43
  1. *See footnote *Table 4.
  2. +See footnote +Table 4.
  3. Significant at p < 0.0001.