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Table 5 Rotated components matrix for principal components analysis of mothers' and fathers' anthropometry.

From: Assessing newborn body composition using principal components analysis: differences in the determinants of fat and skeletal size

  Mothers Fathers
Component: M1 M2 F1 F2
Weight 0.413 0.844 0.514 0.810
Height 0.936 -0.100 0.953 -0.018
Knee-Heel 0.834 -0.012 0.873 0.065
Sitting height 0.816 0.032 0.807 0.133
Head circumference 0.595 0.190 0.489 0.334
Arm circumference 0.098 0.928 0.241 0.786
Bicep skinfold -0.020 0.878 0.044 0.844
Tricep skinfold -0.060 0.871 0.021 0.768
Subscapular skinfold -0.040 0.867 0.002 0.912
Suprailiac skinfold - - 0.034 0.864
Waist circumference - - 0.228 0.895
Hip circumference - - 0.405 0.823
% Variance 30.8 43.4 25.9 48.1
Cumulative %Variance 74.2 73.9
  1. Values shown are component loadings (correlation coefficients of the relationship between the components produced (M1, M2, F1 and F2) and the individual measurements). M1 represents the first rotated component produced for the mothers, M2 represents the second rotated component produced for the mothers. F1 represents the first rotated component produced for the fathers, F2 represents the second rotated component produced for the fathers. Variance is the percentage variance explained by each component. Cumulative Variance indicates the variance explained by both components together.