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Table 2 Factor-loadingsa of food items for the major factors (dietary patterns) identified at the age of 18 based on a FFQ

From: Dietary patterns are associated with blood lipids at 18-year-olds: a cross-sectional analysis nested in the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort

Item Food or food group Meat Products and Fast Foods Fruits and Vegetables Candies, Sodas and Dairy Products Common Brazilian Foods
1 Seafood 0.3153 0.0193 −0.0713 − 0.0962
2 Processed meats 0.3135 0.0057 −0.0238 0.0489
3 Pizza 0.2999 −0.0739 0.1104 −0.0884
4 Fast foods 0.2898 −0.0721 0.1391 −0.0274
5 Giblets 0.2853 −0.0189 −0.1368 0.0230
6 Chicken meat 0.2715 −0.0014 −0.0152 0.0567
7 Pork meat 0.2581 −0.0461 −0.0199 0.0930
8 Canned vegetables 0.2480 0.0077 −0.0661 −0.0318
9 Fried/baked salted pastries 0.2305 −0.0824 0.1460 0.0061
10 Popcorn 0.2097 0.0370 0.0219 0.0243
11 Pasta, polenta, corn 0.1923 0.1208 −0.0870 0.0245
12 French fries 0.1043 0.1107 0.0729 0.0418
13 Light soft drinks 0.1200 0.0675 0.0213 −0.0984
14 Banana −0.1103 0.3512 0.1100 − 0.0207
15 Orange and tangerine −0.0600 0.3481 0.0339 −0.0244
16 Other fruits 0.0272 0.3591 0.0420 −0.0959
17 Tomato −0.1096 0.3079 −0.0190 0.1264
18 Other vegetables and legumes 0.1283 0.3029 0.1135 0.0056
19 Orange vegetables 0.1251 0.2704 −0.1214 −0.0464
20 Whole bread 0.0121 0.2026 −0.0602 −0.0249
21 Tubers 0.1123 0.1931 −0.0776 0.0522
22 Cake 0.0943 0.1775 0.0283 −0.0448
23 Fresh juice 0.0515 0.1530 0.1061 −0.0544
24 Chocolate powder −0.0787 0.0439 0.3786 −0.0442
25 Sugar-sweetened sodas 0.0506 −0.1228 0.3303 0.0440
26 Milk and dairy products −0.1062 0.2339 0.3174 −0.0964
27 Sweets and chocolates 0.1159 −0.0037 0.2906 −0.0151
28 Candies/caramels −0.0051 − 0.0634 0.2784 −0.1327
29 Ice cream 0.0828 0.0023 0.2639 −0.0437
30 Mayonnaise 0.0380 0.0146 0.2222 0.0482
31 Sweet cookies 0.0215 0.0879 0.2016 0.0449
32 Luncheon meats 0.0179 0.0297 0.2008 0.1695
33 Snacks 0.1007 0.1103 0.1607 0.0216
34 Coffee 0.0280 −0.0647 −0.1131 0.3977
35 White sugar −0.0179 − 0.1113 0.0966 0.3901
36 Black beans −0.0150 0.0638 −0.0519 0.3568
37 Margarine and butter 0.0047 −0.0007 0.0726 0.3513
38 White rice 0.0028 0.0333 −0.0882 0.2687
39 White bread −0.0841 0.0175 0.1077 0.2516
40 Vegetable spices −0.0629 0.1842 −0.1193 0.2317
41 Red meats 0.1168 0.0335 0.0569 0.1696
42 Homemade bread 0.0719 0.0993 −0.1463 0.1553
43 Eggs 0.1231 0.0689 0.0154 0.1350
44 Artificial juice 0.0034 0.0447 0.0954 0.1340
45 “Mate” drink −0.0425 0.0996 0.0265 0.1064
  Explained variance (%) 14.5 10.3 7.5 7.7
  1. aBold value means those items included in the pattern described in the column