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Table 3 Factors, Loadings, and Sums of Squared Loadings in All Data (Males (M) and Females (F)), and by Gender (M, F) (Varimax Rotation)

From: An evaluation of the metabolic syndrome in the HyperGEN study

Factor 1 (Obesity) Sample BMI* %BF WHR WAIST INS GLUC SBP DBP LDL HDL TG SS Loadings
Blacks M+F (1422) 0.95† 0.71 0.32 0.86 0.42 -0.20 0.13      2.49
  M (483) 0.92 0.71 0.65 0.95 0.46 -0.15 0.11   0.11 -0.21 0.14 2.91
  F (939) 0.96 0.71 0.23 0.84 0.40 -0.22 0.14      2.43
Whites M+F (1470) 0.94 0.77 0.40 0.86 0.46 -0.26 0.14    -0.11 0.11 2.69
  M (721) 0.94 0.76 0.55 0.93 0.48 -0.26     -0.13 0.16 2.99
  F (749) 0.94 0.81 0.31 0.84 0.46 -0.28 0.18    -0.11 0.11 2.69
Factor 2 (BP) Sample BMI %BF WHR WAIST INS GLUC SBP DBP LDL HDL TG SS Loadings
Blacks M+F (1422)        0.99 0.76     1.58
  M (483)      0.13   0.83 0.83     1.42
  F (939)        0.99 0.77     1.59
Whites M+F (1470)      0.13   0.88 0.76     1.39
  M (721)      0.14   0.87 0.80     1.41
  F (749)      0.12 -0.14 0.98 0.65   0.11   1.45
Factor 3 (Lipids) Sample BMI %BF WHR WAIST INS GLUC SBP DBP LDL HDL TG SS Loadings
Blacks M+F (1422) 0.22 0.19 0.31 0.24 0.52 -0.43    0.27 -0.57 0.64 1.49
  M (483) 0.17 0.12 0.29 0.18 0.48 -0.19     -0.72 0.65 1.37
  F (939) 0.18 0.11 0.29 0.21 0.49 -0.41    0.32 -0.55 0.59 1.32
Whites M+F (1470) 0.23 0.17 0.27 0.21 0.51 -0.27     -0.68 0.64 1.41
  M (721) 0.14     0.41 -0.18    -0.18 -0.75 0.61 1.20
  F (749) 0.25 0.19 0.24 0.23 0.5 -0.34 0.11   0.22 -0.70 0.60 1.44
Factor 4 (Central Obesity) Sample BMI %BF WHR WAIST INS GLUC SBP DBP LDL HDL TG SS Loadings
Blacks M+F (1422)    0.90 0.40 0.15 -0.13      0.11 1.03
  M (483)   -0.19 0.37 0.11         0.2
  F (939)    0.93 0.44 0.15 -0.16      0.11 1.13
Whites M+F (1470)   0.16 0.69 0.47   -0.10       0.76
  M (721)   0.11 0.57 0.27   -0.11     0.13   0.45
  F (749)    0.92 0.44 0.14        1.10
  1. * Variables were adjusted for age and center within ethnicity and gender (see Material and Methods)
  2. GLUC negative loadings are result of inverse squared power transformation of the original GLUC;† Loadings ≥ 0.4 are in bold