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Table 3 Sub-food group items and their truncated components solution

From: Dietary patterns and associated risk factors among school age children in urban Ghana

Food items DP 1 DP 2 DP 3 DP 4 h2
Sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) 0.680 0.173 −0.090 − 0.102 0.512
High calorie snacks (including sweets & pastries) 0.680 0.270 0.042 − 0.005 .538
Cocoa beverages, milk and dairy 0.638 −0.045 0 −0.203 0.450
Processed meat 0.592 −0.012 0.160 0.201 0.416
Fruits and fruit juices 0.592 0.365 0.066 −0.056 0.491
Spreads and toppings 0.585 0.189 0.136 0.192 0.434
Fried foods 0.579 0.255 0.377 0.041 0.544
Legumes (pulses and nuts) 0.206 0.659 −0.031 −0.016 0.477
Meat (non-poultry) 0.117 0.658 0.123 0.084 0.468
Starchy roots and plantains 0.075 0.645 0.045 −0.056 0.427
Vegetables and soups 0.136 0.533 0.409 0.018 0.471
Cereals −0.051 0.081 0.854 −0.080 0.745
Poultry and eggs 0.483 0.101 0.584 0.047 0.586
Fish and sea food −0.014 −0.006 −0.058 0.937 0.882
  1. H2 refers to communality; italicised entries are items contributing significantly to each PCA component