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Table 2 Factor-loading matrix for major dietary patterns*

From: Factors associated with gestational weight gain: a cross-sectional survey

Food groups Factor I Unhealthy Factor II Varied Factor III Prudent
Fast food 0.682   
Beer or wine 0.682   
Strong liquors 0.600   
Sugary fizzy drinks 0.652   
Sweets, cakes 0.487   
Coffee 0.410   
Fruit   0.661  
Fat in total   0.612  
Cereals in total   0.556  
Snacking between meals   0.468 −0.412
Vegetables   0.443 0.421
Milk and dairy products   0.363 0.355
Fruit juice   0.330  
Meat and meat-based products   0.300  
Whole grains    0.710
Number of meals a day    0.502
Legumes    0.497
Sea fish    0.382
Drinks in total    0.305
Percentage of variance explained (%) 13.4 11.1 8.7
  1. *Values <0.30 were excluded for simplicity