Table 4

Logistic regression of factors which impact on frequent (2 or more times a week) purchasing of street food and fast foods adjusted for race and gender

Frequently buy street food

Frequently buy fast food

Odds Ratio

Odds Ratio


Employment status

Employed full time

NS

1.53* [1.01 - 2.31]

Employed part time

NS

Casual work

NS

0.29* [0.13 - 0.63]

Unemployed

NS

NS

Disabled

NS

0.33* [0.15 - 0.76]

Income

Receive salary/wages

NS

NS

Remittances

NS

0.58* [0.35 - 0.97]

Pensions and/or grants

0.58* [0.37 - 0.88]

0.35* [0.24 - 0.50]

Where usually buys

Local spaza

NS

0.40* [0.22 - 0.73]

Big supermarket close by

NS

NS

Big supermarket far away

NS

NS

Housing

Formal: house/apartment

NS

2.75* [1.12 - 6.74]

Traditional dwelling

NS

NS

Townhouse

NS

3.39* [1.32 - 8.70]

Informal dwelling

NS

NS

Water

Water in home

1.65* [1.11 - 2.44]

2.96* [2.16 - 4.06]

Water in yard

NS

NS

Free communal tap

NS

0.56* [0.37 - 0.84]

Free from neighbour

NS

0.15* [0.04 - 0.64]

Communal borehole

0.54

0.36* [0.14 - 0.97]

River, stream or spring

0.32* [0.12 - 0.85]

0.08* [0.02 - 0.35]

Toilet

All types

NS

NS

None

NS

NS

Electricity

In-house meter

NS

2.07*[1.13 - 3.80]

No access

NS

0.22*[0.11 - 0.44]

Other assets

Fridge with freezer

1.42* [1.15 - 1.75]

4.62* [3.70 - 5.75]

Deep freezer

1.34* [1.07 - 1.67]

2.34* [1.98 - 2.77]

Microwave

1.42* [1.17 - 1.73]

4.76* [3.98 - 5.69]

VCR

NS

1.84* [1.53 - 2.20]

Electric stove

1.28* [1.03 - 1.60]

4.31* [3.43 - 5.42]

TV

1.55* [1.23 - 1.96]

4.17* [3.28 - 5.29]

Telephone at home

NS

2.05* [1.71 - 2.45]

Kitchen sink

NS

3.76* [3.13 - 4.51]

Home security

NS

3.39* [2.74 - 4.17]

Motor vehicle

NS

4.45* [3.72 - 5.32]

Mobile phone

1.54* [1.19 - 1.98]

3.60* [2.81 - 4.60]

Music centre

NS

2.36* [2.02 - 2.75]

DVD player

1.67* [1.37 - 2.03]

4.32* [3.62 - 5.17]


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

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