TABLE 6

Similarity of factor loading patterns among subgroups of sex, glucose tolerance, and ethnicity

SubgroupsCoefficient of congruence
Metabolic factorBlood pressure factor
Men vs. women0.990.98
NGT vs. IGT0.990.95
NHW vs. HA0.990.92
NHW vs. AA0.980.93
HA vs. AA0.990.94
  • Measures are coefficients of congruence (see refs. 2 and 4) that range from 0 to 1 and can be interpreted in a similar fashion as correlation coefficients (1 = perfect agreement among subgroups; 0 = no agreement). AA, African American; HA, Hispanic American; NHW, non-Hispanic white.