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Table 3 Factor loading for rotated component matrix of responses to the nine Household Food Insecurity Access Scale items, rural Wolaita, Ethiopia (N = 473)

From: Performance of an adapted household food insecurity access scale in measuring seasonality in household food insecurity in rural Ethiopia: a cohort analysis

HFIAS questions Survey rounds    
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Pooled
F1 F2 F1 F2 F1 F2 F1 F2 F1 F2
Q1. Worry for food .82 .05 .90 .00 .55 .07 .78 .07 .76 .04
Q2. Unable to eat preferred foods .95 .11 .95 .08 .68 .03 .94 .14 .88 .09
Q3. Eat a limited variety of foods .96 .14 .93 .21 .23 .70 .93 .16 .83 .19
Q4. Eat foods that you did not want .95 .18 .89 .32 .84 .28 .94 .16 .92 .18
Q5. Eat a smaller meal .93 .23 .75 .49 .88 −.25 .84 .22 .86 .16
Q6. Eat fewer meals in a day .76 .42 .71 .54 .75 .27 .76 .40 .75 .38
Q7. No food to eat of any kind .27 .86 .26 .85 .16 .77 .30 .85 .26 .87
Q8. Go to sleep at night hungry .10 .89 .12 .80 .03 .74 .13 .93 .12 .90
Q9. Go day and night without eating .09 .87 .08 .71 −.07 .68 .10 .90 .09 .84
  1. Extraction method: principal component analysis. Rotation method: Varimax with Kaiser Normalization. Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy: 0.841. F1 = Factor 1 and F2 = Factor 2