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Table 1 Rotated component matrix for the factor analysis of scores of 100 patients with unipolar depressive disorders on different variables reflecting acute critical life events derived from the Munich Interview for the Assessment of Life Events and Conditions (MEL)

From: Association between acute critical life events and the speed of onset of depressive episodes in male and female depressed patients

Variables Component 1 Component 2 Component 3
Total number of critical life events 0.876 0.251 0.023
Total number of acute critical life events 0.890 0.431 0.123
Total number of unforeseeable acute critical life events 0.771 0.099 0.107
Total number of foreseeable acute critical life events 0.537 0.532 0.074
Total number of acute positive critical life events 0.420 0.842 −0.163
Total number of acute neutral critical life events 0.114 0.108 0.981
Total number of acute negative critical life events 0.940 −0.146 −0.030
Total number of acute minor critical life events 0.437 0.800 0.155
Total number of acute major critical life events 0.942 −0.050 0.049
Mean unpleasantness of acute critical life events 0.166 −0.917 −0.033
Mean burden of acute critical life events 0.089 −0.877 −0.168
  1. Notes: Extraction method: Principal component factor analysis (PCA); rotation method: Varimax