Table 2

Demographic characteristics of the study groups1.

Groups

Street Food

Restaurant

P2


males/females (n)

321/366

141/174

0.61

age (years)

37.6 ± 13.8

37.9 ± 14.1

0.75

body weight (kg)

69.9 ± 14.8

68.5 ± 15.8

0.17

BMI (kg/m2)

24.3 ± 4.1

23.7 ± 4.4

< 0.05

marital status (%):

< 0.005

single

44.4

47.3

married

51.1

47.4

divorced

2.9

3.8

widow/er

1.6

1.5

offspring (n)

1.1 ± 1.3

0.8 ± 1.0

< 0.001

employment status (%):

n = 905

< 0.001

student

21.6

25.0

unemployed

3.4

1.7

housewife

13.4

6.0

employed

42.7

37.5

manager/professional

14.9

26.7

retired

4.0

3.1

smokers (%)

35.0

33.3

0.67

previous diet therapy (%):

0.053

self-prescribed

31.9

27.9

prescribed

20.2

27.0

previous or current use of weight-reduction medications (%)

6.1

4.4

0.36


1 Mean ± sd or percentage. 2 Student's unpaired t-test or Pearson's χ2 test, as appropriate. BMI: body mass index.

Buscemi et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:119   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-119

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