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Table 1 Component loadings of the 12 census variables (n = 6,009 DAs)

From: Neighbourhood immigration, health care utilization and outcomes in patients with diabetes living in the Montreal metropolitan area (Canada): a population health perspective

Axes (derived from 3 PCAs) Immigration Material Social
Eigenvalue 3.73 1.91 1.87
Percentage of variance explained by the axis 62.2 63.5 62.3
Eigenvalue of the second most important axis 0.64 0.65 0.76
Component loadings associated with variables 1    
Proportion of people with maternal language other than French or English** 0.92
Proportion of people who does not speak French or English** 0.79
Proportion of recent immigrants (arrived < 5 years ago in Canada)** 0.75
Proportion of immigrants that arrived 5-10 years ago** 0.73
Proportion of immigrants that arrived 10-15 years ago** 0.77
Proportion of immigrants that arrived 15-25 years ago** 0.75
Average income** -0.82
Employment rate*** -0.73
Proportion of people without high school certificate* 0.84
Proportion of separated, divorced or widowed people* 0.86
Proportion of people living alone** 0.86
Proportion of single-parental families** 0.63
  1. *Logarithmic transformation **Square root transformation ***Square transformation.
  2. 1Component loadings (corresponding to correlations between the component and the variables) associated with census variables after transformation and standardization, in that order.