Table 1—

Food groups in the dietary pattern with factor loadings >0.20 and the mean intakes across quartiles of the dietary pattern score

FoodFactor loadingsMean intake (g/day)
Ptrend
Quartile 1Quartile 2Quartile 3Quartile 4
Direct associations
    Low calorie/diet soft drinks0.2712.5 ± 0.818.3 ± 1.023.5 ± 1.273.6 ± 3.6<0.0001
    Onions, leeks, and garlic0.2520.3 ± 0.420.8 ± 0.423.7 ± 0.433.9 ± 0.9<0.0001
    Sugar-sweetened beverages0.2337.3 ± 1.649.7 ± 1.865.5 ± 2.2112.8 ± 4.1<0.0001
    Burgers and sausages0.224.5 ± 0.15.8 ± 0.16.9 ± 0.19.1 ± 0.2<0.0001
    Crisps or other packet snacks0.224.0 ± 0.15.1 ± 0.26.7 ± 0.210.9 ± 0.4<0.0001
    White bread and rolls0.2013.3 ± 0.620.3 ± 0.729.6 ± 0.942.3 ± 1.1<0.0001
Inverse associations
    Medium- and high-fiber breakfast cereals−0.2460.6 ± 1.338.1 ± 0.830.8 ± 0.725.5 ± 0.7<0.0001
    Jam, marmalade, and honey−0.2217.7 ± 0.510.3 ± 0.38.3 ± 0.35.9 ± 0.2<0.0001
    French dressing and vinaigrette−0.212.8 ± 0.11.6 ± 0.11.1 ± 0.00.9 ± 0.0<0.0001
    Wholemeal bread and rolls−0.2172.8 ± 1.548.0 ± 1.337.0 ± 1.226.6 ± 1.0<0.0001
  • Data are means ± SE. n = 7,339.