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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 questionsSurvey rounds   
Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Pooled
F1F2F1F2F1F2F1F2F1F2
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