Table 1

Rotated factor pattern scores of 32 energy-adjusted food groups using principal component analysis yielding six factors. Scores with factor loadings <−0.20 and >0.20 are shown

Factor 1 ‘Meat’Factor 2
‘Snacks and drinks’
Factor 3
‘Salads’
Factor 4
‘Bread’
Factor 5
‘Potatoes and sweets’
Factor 6
‘Low-fat dairy and cereals’
Eigenvalue3.281.961.851.541.491.29
Potatoes0.2040.2530.591
Wholegrain pasta and rice−0.3940.2410.367
Nuts−0.340−0.245
Legumes−0.2300.356
Vegetarian products−0.5860.237
Sweets−0.212−0.2670.435
Oils and dressing−0.2280.589
Cooking fat0.214−0.2570.489−0.245
Red meat0.772
Processed meat0.6960.202
Poultry0.642
Plain pasta and rice0.332−0.230
Fruit−0.4150.2200.261
Coffee and tea−0.2700.241
Non-alcoholic beverages0.504
Juice0.380
Snacks0.639−0.204
Sauces and condiments0.635
Vegetables0.683
Soup0.359
Cake and cookies−0.3160.432
Eggs0.333−0.207
Fish0.342
Cereals−0.3050.455
Wholegrain bread0.791
Margarine0.772
White bread0.376−0.235
Full-fat dairy0.400−0.318
Semifat dairy0.3830.207
Low-fat cheese0.424
Full-fat cheese−0.475
Low-fat dairy0.556