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Table 5 Factor loading of varimax rotated factor pattern for 246 females

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

  Factor
  1
Pain Symptoms
2
Cold Symptoms
3
Cardiopulmonary Symptoms
4
Head and Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Dizziness 0.20 0.44 0.04 0.63
Headache 0.15 0.30 0.09 0.64
Tinnitus 0.22 0.13 -0.01 0.62
Neck pain or stiffness 0.57 0.16 0.25 0.30
Chest pain 0.29 0.13 0.71 0.12
Sensation of dyspnea
or asphyxia
0.23 0.23 0.74 0.00
Palpitation 0.23 0.24 0.58 0.39
Stomach ache or
abdominal discomfort
0.08 0.09 0.47 0.60
Constipation or diarrhea 0.22 -0.30 0.22 0.54
Low back pain 0.66 0.00 0.32 0.28
Sensation of anesthesia 0.75 0.07 0.09 0.22
Sensation of heavy limbs 0.66 0.35 0.19 0.19
Joint pain 0.64 0.01 0.36 0.21
Muscle weakness 0.63 0.41 0.12 0.15
Cold sweating 0.19 0.75 0.10 0.08
Feeling too warm or cold 0.17 0.67 0.24 0.35
Shuddering 0.06 0.56 0.37 0.13
Muscle pain 0.70 -0.09 0.44 0.10
Frequent micturition 0.58 0.35 -0.06 -0.02
% Variance explained 20.1 12.2 12.7 13.1
Cumulative variance 20.1 58.0 45.9 33.1
  1. Factor loadings ≥0.50 are in bold.