TABLE 3

Factor loadings and variance explained by factor 1 (the MMS factor) in factor analysis models

VariablesMMS factor
Model 1*Model 2Model 3Model 4Model 5Final model
BMI0.670.840.840.830.830.84
WHR0.550.600.600.590.590.58
Subscapular skinfold0.590.770.770.790.780.77
Triglycerides0.640.500.500.500.500.50
HDL−0.76−0.44−0.44−0.44−0.44−0.45
HOMA0.640.700.700.700.700.70
PAI-10.630.680.680.680.680.68
Serum uric acid0.500.480.480.480.480.48
SBP0.250.330.320.320.31
DBP0.250.300.300.31
Fibrinogen0.200.250.24
LDL cholesterol0.000.16
Total cholesterol0.00





Common variance3.303.573.543.473.383.28
Common variance (%)47.4180.7781.1980.5180.7281.08
Total variance (%)25.3829.7532.1834.7037.5641.00
  • *

    * Initial model shown in Table 2;

  • natural log transformed. Factor loadings in bold type are >0.4.