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Table 2 Confirmatory Factor Analysis Results*

From: A confirmatory factor analysis of the metabolic syndrome in adolescents: an examination of sex and racial/ethnic differences

  Model 1 Model 2
   Males Females   Males Females
Model Fit Indices Overall NHW NHB Hisp NHW NHB Hisp Overall NHW NHB Hisp NHW NHB Hisp
  Chi-square (df) 492.88 (80)        239.60 (30)       
  Akaike’s Information Criteria (AIC) 512.9        359.60       
  Root Mean Square Error of   Approximation (RMSEA) 0.086        0.100       
  Standardized Root Mean   Square Residual (SRMR) 0.105 0.115 0.083 0.091 0.120 0.130 0.094 0.049 0.055 0.045 0.038 0.059 0.051 0.046
  Goodness of Fit Index (GFI) 0.955 0.942 0.962 0.966 0.950 0.940 0.960 0.977 0.966 0.980 0.986 0.972 0.976 0.979
  Bentler-Bonett Normed   Fit Index (NFI) 0.757 0.745 0.780 0.847 0.524 0.614 0.800 0.882 0.863 0.890 0.945 0.741 0.841 0.887
Factor Loadings         p-value**
  BMI z-score   0.60 0.279 0.63 0.55 0.66 0.60 0.68 0.56
  SBP   0.34 0.019 0.50 0.33 0.30 0.37 0.31 0.29
  HDL   0.57 0.004 0.51 0.66 0.61 0.38 0.55 0.55
  Triglycerides   0.52 < 0.001 0.62 0.50 0.67 0.26 0.33 0.55
  Glucose   0.21 0.250 0.23 0.27 0.22 0.11 0.18 0.20
  1. * Model 1: Single factor, loadings constrained to be equal across all six sex-race/ethnicity groups.
  2. Model 2: Single factor, loadings allowed to vary across all six groups.
  3. ** Chi-square test (5 df) p-value comparing factor loadings across the six groups.
  4. NHW = Non-Hispanic White; NHB = Non-Hispanic Black; Hisp = Hispanic.