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Table 4 Principal component analysis (PCA) of household food frequency (RURAL)

From: The association between dietary consumption, anthropometric measures and body composition of rural and urban Ghanaian adults: a comparative cross-sectional study

Food items in the PCADiverse dietVegetable convenience patternNon convenience patternFast food pattern
Instant noodles0.642   
Processed milk0.568   
Salty snacks0.556   
Sugar sweetened beverages0.555   
Tea or coffee0.531 0.379 
Meat0.522   
Confectionery0.504   
Eggs0.474   
Commercial bread0.455−0.364  
Rice0.433   
Vegetables raw fresh0.424 −0.365 
breakfast cereal0.42 0.322 
Organ meat0.418   
chicken0.417   
friedfish0.415  0.318
sweets0.404   
Margarine or butter0.358   
Processed meat0.34   
Legumes    
Fish    
Milk    
Salted dried fish   
Diet beverages 0.571  
Vegetables fried0.504  
Fast food0.3560.500 0.331
Restaurant meals0.3800.469 0.361
Nuts 0.3370.307 
Sugar0.363 0.497 
Ready to eat meals−0.377−0.470 
Pasta0.371 −0.310−0.454
Vegetables (cooked)0.4340.320−0.438
Fried potatoes0.303 −0.367−0.402
Fruit0.325  0.376
Roots tubers   0.356
  1. Principal component analysis of food frequency data. Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy 0.740, Bartlett’s Test of Sphericity < 0.001