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Table 2 Factor groupings used in the dietary pattern analysis

From: Beer, wine and lifestyle: a cross-sectional study of the Belgian military population

Food or food group Food item
Processed meats Processed meats, bacon, hot dogs, salami, sausage, ham
Red meats Beef, pork, lamb, hamburger
Organ meats Liver
Fish Fish
Poultry Chicken or turkey
Eggs Eggs and all types of preparations with eggs
Butter Butter
Margarine Margarine
Low-fat dairy products Skim or low-fat milk or yogurt or chocolate milk, buttermilk, low-fat cheese
High-fat dairy products Whole milk or yogurt or chocolate milk, half-and-half milk, cream, ice cream, all types of cheese
Liquor Liquor
Wine Red and white wine
Beer Beer
Tea Tea
Coffee Coffee
Fruit Oranges, grapefruit, raisins, grapes, bananas, fresh apples or pears, strawberries, apricots, nectarines, cherries, kiwi, pineapple, peaches, plums
Fruit juice Orange juice, other fruit juice
Vegetables Broccoli, coleslaw and uncooked cabbage, cooked cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, sauerkraut, carrots, yams, spinach, iceberg or other lettuce, celery, mushroom, green pepper, eggplant, all other vegetables
Legumes Beans, peas, lentils, soybeans
Tomatoes Tomatoes, tomato juice
Garlic Garlic
Potatoes Potatoes
French fries French fries
Whole grain Cooked breakfast cereals, dark bread, brown rice, other grains, wheat germ
Cold breakfast cereals Cold breakfast cereals
Refined grains White bread, biscuits, white rice, pasta, sandwiches
Snacks Potato chips, pancakes
Nuts Nuts
High-energy drinks Cola or other beverages with sugar
Low-energy drinks Cola or other beverages without sugar
Oil, vinegar Oil, vinegar
Mayonnaise Mayonnaise, dressings
Soup Home-made or ready-made soup
Sweets and desserts Chocolate, candy bars, cookies, cake, pie, pastry, sugar, jam, waffles