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Table 4 Factor loading of varimax rotated factor pattern for 437 males

From: Factor analysis of the clustering of common somatic symptoms: a preliminary study

  Factor
  1
Pain Symptoms
2
Cold
Symptoms
3
Cardiopulmonary Symptoms
4
Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Neck pain or stiffness 0.61 -0.16 0.22 0.44
Chest pain 0.24 0.03 0.74 0.28
Sensation of dyspnea or asphyxia 0.22 0.13 0.70 0.17
Palpitation 0.18 0.35 0.58 0.32
Poor appetite 0.17 0.36 0.12 0.62
Stomach ache or
abdominal discomfort
0.15 0.14 0.14 0.76
Constipation or diarrhea 0.16 0.27 0.07 0.65
Low back pain 0.65 -0.04 0.23 0.32
Sensation of anesthesia 0.72 0.21 0.19 0.07
Sensation of heavy limbs 0.55 0.45 0.24 0.04
Joint pain 0.72 0.31 0.03 0.04
Muscle weakness 0.53 0.48 0.29 0.07
Clod sweating 0.09 0.59 0.19 0.23
Feeling too warm or cold 0.03 0.71 0.13 0.21
Shuddering 0.23 0.63 0.09 0.13
Muscle pain 0.74 0.11 0.17 0.22
Frequent micturition 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.10
% Variance explained 19.1 13.3 12.6 12.2
Cumulative variance 19.1 32.4 45.0 57.1
  1. Factor loadings ≥0.50 are in bold.