Table 5

Crude and adjusted individual pattern scores from principal component analysis on energy-adjusted food group intakes according to alcoholic beverage preference of 1653 participants from the NQplus study

Alcoholic beverage preference
BeerWineSpirit/no preferenceNon-consumer
Per cent13432915
Factor 1 ‘Meat’
 Crude0.20 (0.07)−0.03 (0.04)*0.08 (0.05)*,**−0.25 (0.06)*,**,***
 Adjusted0.09 (0.07)0.03 (0.04)0.02 (0.04)−0.22 (0.06)*,**,***
Factor 2 ‘Snacks and drinks’
 Crude0.20 (0.07)−0.12 (0.04)*0.02 (0.05)*,**0.13 (0.06)*,**,***
 Adjusted0.01 (0.06)−0.01 (0.04)0.00 (0.04)0.01 (0.06)
Factor 3 ‘Salads’
 Crude−0.30 (0.07)0.18 (0.04)*−0.003 (0.04)*,**−0.24 (0.06)*,**,***
 Adjusted−0.15 (0.07)0.11 (0.04)*0.03 (0.04)*−0.23 (0.06)**,***
Factor 4 ‘Bread’
 Crude0.13 (0.07)−0.04 (0.04)*−0.04 (0.05)*0.08 (0.06)*,**,***
 Adjusted0.07 (0.07)−0.01 (0.04)−0.08 (0.05)0.11 (0.07)***
Factor 5 ‘Potatoes and sweets’
 Crude−0.18 (0.07)−0.01 (0.04)*0.13 (0.05)*,**−0.06 (0.06)*,**,***
 Adjusted−0.07 (0.07)−0.07 (0.04)0.16 (0.05)*,**−0.04 (0.06)***
Factor 6 ‘Low-fat dairy and cereals’
 Crude−0.03 (0.07)0.05 (0.04)*−0.10 (0.05)*,**0.07 (0.06)*,***
 Adjusted0.04 (0.07)0.02 (0.04)−0.07 (0.05)0.05 (0.07)
  • *p<0.05 vs beer preference, **p<0.05 vs wine preference, and ***p<0.05 vs spirit or no preference from a t-test for differences of least squares means.

  • NQplus, The Nutrition Questionnaires plus.

  • Adjusted for age, sex, education, birth country, employment status, and prevalent diseases.