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Table 1 Principal component analysis with seven emergent factors

From: Social vulnerability from a social ecology perspective: a cohort study of older adults from the National Population Health Survey of Canada

7 factors Rotated Component Matrix(a)
  Component
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Engagement Contextual SES Social support Living situation Self-esteem Sense of control Relations w/ others
Frequency of group engagement .927* -.037 -.022 -.032 .021 .006 .063
No group engagement .917* -.029 -.018 -.003 -.006 .013 .050
Attending religious services .471* .065 .141 .056 -.035 -.018 .138
Physical leisure activities .311* -.223 .043 .151 .246 .032 -.056
EA income .004 .783* -.010 -.106 .014 -.021 -.195
EA education .000 .735* -.022 .002 -.076 -.010 .264
EA inequality .034 -.704* .054 .001 -.046 -.029 -6.15E-005
EA unemployment .015 .582* .049 .007 .010 -.059 -.147
Support: advice .055 -.012 .736* .039 -.065 .109 .011
Support: help in a crisis .019 -.019 .713* -.061 .008 .025 -.014
Support: someone to confide in .061 -.027 .680* -.107 .001 .136 .006
Support: someone to make you feel loved .033 -.006 .583* .196 .119 .020 .002
Frequency of contact with relatives -.017 .030 .372* .151 .039 -.121 .216
Lives alone .018 -.035 .076 .940* -.008 .046 -.036
Marital status .054 -.051 .057 .937* .013 .053 -.016
Worth equal to others -.012 -.018 .022 .025 .846* -.016 .032
Positive attitude towards self .014 .027 .046 -.032 .841* .086 .082
Too much expected of you by others -.122 .007 .016 -.030 -.059 .566* .026
Want to move but cannot .050 -.001 .036 -.008 .074 .560* .150
Not enough money to buy the things you need .067 -.083 .039 .004 .006 .524* -.101
Little control over things that happen .078 -.025 .046 -.015 .263 .488* -.207
How often have people let you down -.011 .045 .115 .127 -.003 .462* .176
Noisy/polluted neighbourhood -.004 -.064 -.106 .044 -.087 .392* .360
Frequency of contact with neighbours .092 .029 .147 -.053 .120 .067 .555*
EA caregiving for seniors .001 .149 .025 -.065 .128 .006 -.500*
Frequency of contact with friends .274 -.012 .241 -.195 .091 .049 .405*
Education .262 -.344 .017 -.069 .166 .148 -.386
Ability to speak English or French .070 .003 -.012 -.026 .084 .047 .178
  1. Each variable’s factor loading is indicated by *.
  2. Extraction Method: Principal Component Analysis. Rotation Method: Varimax with Kaiser Normalization. Rotation converged in 6 iterations.
  3. EA = Enumeration Area.