Table 1.

Factor loadings for individual beverages within each component/beverage pattern

Component/Beverage Patterna,b
Individual Beverages1234
Citrus juice−0.00710.5788−0.03860.0031
Other fruit juice−0.03080.61890.01280.0975
Vegetable juice0.08750.2918−0.0209−0.0891
Whole milk−0.04760.14130.3093−0.0711
Reduced-fat milk−0.1709−0.08720.3913−0.0693
Low-fat milk−0.00440.12000.1949−0.0539
Soda−0.08400.26400.42820.3854
Sweetened fruit drinks−0.01250.1342−0.03140.5754
Artificially sweetened beverages0.0390−0.11090.51500.1179
Artificially sweetened tea−0.01370.04210.41640.1295
Tea−0.0396−0.0754−0.1817−0.1231
Coffee0.03860.20580.10460.0619
Water0.03000.01410.07060.6635
Beer0.4907−0.0528−0.1590−0.0021
Liquor0.6314−0.02530.0086−0.0005
Wine0.55460.03770.11420.0114
  • a Factor loadings for each individual beverage in each beverage pattern represent the correlation of each individual beverage with each overall component (beverage pattern). Bolding denotes factor loadings >0.2 and <−0.2.

  • b Component 1 is the alcohol beverage pattern. Component 2 is the fruit and vegetable juice beverage pattern. Component 3 is the diet (reduced-fat and artificially sweetened) beverage pattern. Component 4 is the sugar-sweetened beverage pattern.