Table 2. Rotated principal components that reduced colinearity among 13 socioeconomic, environmental, and geographical indicator variables of 40 studied localities in Ecuador.†

Component 1 2 3
Eigenvalue 8.48 1.70 1.06
Percentage of variance 65.20 13.06 8.15
Cumulative percentage of variance 65.20 78.25 86.40
Loadings of variables      
Electricity access 0.61† -0.61† -0.27
Telephone access 0.86† -0.15 -0.42
Tap water access 0.76† -0.27 -0.36
Health index 0.93† -0.15 -0.22
Uncovered basic needs index -0.89† 0.30 0.25
Education index 0.93† -0.19 -0.28
Urban population 0.83 -0.33 -0.20
Population density 0.91† -0.06 -0.18
Vegetation remnancy index -0.25 0.93† 0.21
Vegetation fragmentation index -0.13 0.94† 0.23
Market distance -0.26 0.27 0.79†
Province capital distance -0.23 0.12 0.86†
Road access 0.35 -0.27 -0.70†
† Represents the highest loadings of each ordination axis.