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Table 2 Factor loading matrix for the three identified dietary patterns in a representative sample of Lebanese older adults (n = 525)

From: A Lebanese dietary pattern promotes better diet quality among older adults: findings from a national cross-sectional study

  Dietary patterns
Western Lebanese High protein/Alcohol
Refined grains 0.710   
Bread whole −0.564   0.213
Fried potato 0.527   0.256
Olives 0.509 0.272  
Sweets 0.486 0.237  
Soda regular 0.435   
Eggs 0.354   0.311
Pizza and pies 0.329   
Hot drinks 0.327   
Fast food 0.318 0.247  
Fat 0.315   0.230
Fruit juices bottled 0.227   
Breakfast cereals    
Fruit   0.608  
Vegetables   0.565 0.328
Starchy vegetables   0.516  
Dried fruits   0.498  
Bulgur   0.381  
Legumes   0.380 0.365
Nuts and seeds   0.354 0.327
Soda light   0.284  
Poultry    0.646
Meat    0.613
Fish    0.484
Alcohol    0.456
Dairy    0.277
Percent variance explained 9.74 8.03 7.78
  1. Absolute values < 0.2 were excluded from the table for simplicity
  2. Absolute values ≥ 0.3 are bolded