Table 1

Percentage moderate and frequent purchasing of street foods and fast foods by province, gender and socio-economic category in South Africa

Street food Moderate+ use % (CI)

Street food Frequent++

use % (CI)

Fast foods Moderate+ use % (CI)

Fast foods Frequent++ use % (CI)


Provinces

Western Cape (n = 442)

17.5

13.4 - 21.5

8.4

5.0 - 11.8

38.1

32.6 - 43.6

2.9

1.2 - 4.7

Eastern Cape (n = 448)

22.9

18.4 - 27.3

4.9

2.5 - 7.3

19.1

15.8 - 22.4

4.7

2.1 - 7.3

Northern Cape(n = 228)

13.2

8.2 - 18.1

1.8

0.2 - 3.3

28.9

21.4 - 36.5

2.6

0.2 - 5.1

Free State (n = 240)

22.8

15.5 - 30.1

12.0

6.0 - 18.0

30.7

24.1 - 37.3

7.1

2.9 - 11.2

Kwa-Zulu Natal (n = 630)

24.1

19.9 - 28.4

7.8

5.4 - 10.1

34.9

31.3 - 38.5

6.2

3.8 - 8.6

North West (n = 136)

29.4

20.0 - 38.8

19.9

10.8 - 28.9

28.7

22.5 - 34.9

1.5

0.0 - 3.7

Gauteng (n = 613)

20.9

17.0 - 24.8

18.9

15.3 - 22.6

38.5

34.4 - 42.6

14.7

11.2 - 18.2

Mpumalanga (n = 246)

28.0

20.3 - 32.6

10.6

6.9 - 14.3

32.5

25.5 - 39.5

5.3

2.3 - 8.3

Limpopo (n = 307)

26.5

20.9 - 32.0

20.6

14.2 - 27.0

27.5

21.4 - 33.5

7.5

3.6 - 11.4

South Africa (n = 3290)

22.2

20.5 - 23.9

11.3

10.0 - 12.6

32.0

30.3 - 33.7

6.8

5.8 - 7.9


Gender

Male (n = 1338)

21.7

19.3 - 24.2

12.1

10.2 - 13.9

32.7

30.2 - 35.2

8.7

7.0 - 10.3

Female (n = 1952)

22.6

20.5 - 24.6

10.9

9.3 - 12.4

31.5

29.3 - 33.8

5.5

4.3 - 6.8


LSM

LSM = low (n = 585)

24.1

20.3 - 27.9

9.6

6.9 - 12.2

6.2

3.9 - 8.4

0.5

0.0 - 1.1

LSM = medium (n = 1316)

29.7

26.8 - 32.5

14.7

12.3 - 17.1

27.9

25.2 - 30.5

3.8

2.5 - 5.1

LSM = high (n = 1218)

13.0

11.0 - 15.1

8.3

6.6 - 10.0

48.1

45.2 - 51.0

13.2

11.1 - 15.3


+Moderate use = 2-3 times a month or about once a week; ++Frequent use = 2 or more times a week

LSM = Living standards measurement; CI = 95% confidence interval

Steyn et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:104   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-104

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