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Table 1 Clinical parameters and corresponding factor loadings from the rotated factors

From: Modelling HIV disease process and progression in seroconversion among South Africa women: using transition-specific parametric multi-state model

Clinical parameters Principal Components Variables Factor loadings Commutative variations
White blood cell parameters 1. Granulocytes component Leucocyte 0.925 77%
Neutrophils 0.936
Monocytes 0.635
2. Mononuclear component Lymphocytes 0.838
Basophils 0.616
3. Eosinophils component Eosinophils 0.947
Red blood cell parameters 4. Hb and haematocrit component RBC counts 0.946 81%
Hb 0.886
Haematocrit 0.919
5. RBC indices component MCV 0.953
MCH 0.825
MCHC 0.521
RDW −0.592
Blood chemistry 6. Liver enzyme abnormality component ALT (GPT) 0.829 72%
AST (GOT) 0.967
7. Electrolyte component Chloride 0.455
Sodium 0.994
Calcium 0.213
Protein and lipids 8. Lipid component Cholesterol 0.971 65%
LDL 0.917
Triglycerides 0.360
9. Protein Comp LDH −0.769
Total protein 0.670