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Table 2 Component matrix after Varimax rotation following principal analysis for overall samples (n = 180)

From: Effects of tongue cleaning on bacterial flora in tongue coating and dental plaque: a crossover study

  Component
1 2 3
WTCI .187 .202 .759
Wet weight of tongue coating (log mg) -.168 .122 .742
Amount of total bacteria in tongue coating sample (log pg/mg) .148 .860 .301
Amount of F. nucleatum in tongue coating sample (log pg/mg) .068 .957 .046
Wet weight of dental plaque (log mg) .446 -.236 .369
Amount of total bacteria in dental plaque sample (log pg/mg) .900 .078 -.020
Amount of F. nucleatum in dental plaque sample (log pg/mg) .872 .260 -.030