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Table 3 Factor loadings for rotated component matrix for householdsresponses to nine questions by residency, Ethiopia, 2013

From: Is the adapted Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) developed internationally to measure food insecurity valid in urban and rural households of Ethiopia?

HFIAS questions Factor loading  
  Rural   Urban   Total  
Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 1 Factor 2
Q1. Worry about food 0.6861 0.1336 0.7042 0.0951 0.6916 0.1384
Q2. Unable to eat preferred foods 0.6817 -0.0504 0.7833 0.0852 0.7089 -0.0079
Q3. Eat a limited variety of foods 0.5618 0.1296 0.6832 0.0486 0.6061 0.1084
Q4. Eat foods that you really did not want to eata - - 0.2427 -0.0984 0.1664 -0.0186
Q5. Eat a smaller meal 0.7874 0.1954 0.7782 0.2547 0.7846 0.2166
Q6. Eat fewer meals in a day 0.7578 0.1978 0.8157 0.1708 0.7769 0.1853
Q7. No food to eat of any kind in the household 0.0766 0.7384 0.1245 0.7295 0.0973 0.7416
Q8. Go to sleep at night hungry 0.2104 0.8220 0.2346 0.8188 0.2285 0.8184
Q9. Go a whole day and night without eating anything 0.0616 0.8352 0.0506 0.7623 0.0584 0.8065
  1. Extraction method: principal component analysis, rotation method: Varimax. Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin measure of sampling adequacy = 0.80.
  2. aUnwanted food dropped in because of zero variance.