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Table 1 Factor-loading matrix for 3 major dietary patterns among smokers without respiratory disease1

From: Dietary patterns are associated with lung function among Spanish smokers without respiratory disease

  Dietary patterns
Food groups Alcohol-consumption Westernised Mediterranean-like
Legumes −0.29 0.52
Potatoes 0.49
Fish −0.32 0.45
Eggs 0.21 0.44
Vegetables −0.62 0.43
Dairy desserts −0.22 0.48
Fruit −0.55 0.41
Nuts and dried fruit 0.39 0.32
Poultry −0.36 0.24
Refined grains −0.30 0.38 0.46
Whole grains 0.41 0.41
Sweets and desserts 0.33 0.39
Cured and red meats 0.22 0.43 0.35
Sugary drinks 0.46 0.22
Dairy products 0.27
Low-calorie drinks −0.25
Wine 0.63
Beer 0.59
Distilled drinks 0.42 −0.21
Percentage of variance explained (%) 8.3 9.9 12.8
  1. 1Values <0.20 were excluded for simplicity