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Table 3 Loadings for the Six-factor Solution following an Exploratory Factor Analysis Based on a Polychoric Correlation matrix

From: Patterns of multimorbidity in working Australians

  Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5 Factor 6
Arthritis 0.578 0.255 -0.545 0.346 0.401 0.378
Asthma 0.116 0.950 -0.207 0.168 0.055 0.202
Back/neck problems 0.274 0.206 -0.747 0.127 0.071 0.261
COPD 0.348 0.634 -0.248 0.276 0.261 0.275
CVD 0.276 0.067 -0.078 0.377 0.773 0.259
diabetes 0.088 0.125 -0.064 0.883 0.567 0.129
High cholesterol 0.204 0.132 -0.134 0.439 0.807 0.276
Fatigue 0.234 0.230 -0.298 1.000 0.461 0.245
High blood pressure 0.083 0.158 -0.177 0.521 0.769 0.259
Injuries 0.203 0.101 -0.393 0.167 0.025 0.139
Migraine 0.141 0.280 -0.562 0.159 -0.036 0.269
Obesity -0.025 0.197 -0.255 0.502 0.368 0.216
Drug & alcohol 0.334 0.229 -0.293 0.388 0.088 0.387
Psychological distress 0.083 0.121 -0.295 0.271 -0.033 0.218
Cancer (not skin) 0.319 0.102 -0.157 0.138 0.140 0.189
Irritable bowel 0.424 0.302 -0.391 0.230 0.021 0.653
Other chronic pain 0.587 0.230 -0.614 0.361 0.166 0.472
Ulcer 0.252 0.224 -0.311 0.173 0.216 0.934
Heartburn 0.260 0.326 -0.376 0.212 0.322 0.841
Allergies 0.237 0.800 -0.377 0.127 0.053 0.379
Bladder problems 0.469 0.247 -0.312 0.323 0.188 0.370
Skin cancer 0.374 0.116 -0.122 0.139 0.253 0.138
Osteoporosis 0.614 0.232 -0.279 0.150 0.227 0.214
  1. CFI: 0.965, TLI: 0.971; SRMR 0.043; Loadings are shown after the application of the Quartimax orthogonal rotation; Loadings are bolded if they exceed ± 0.4