Table 2

Differences in perceptions regarding fast food between individuals from high- and a low-income neighbourhoods
High-income neighbourhood Low-income neighbourhood p value*
n = 103 n = 101
Which most closely matches your definition of fast food? Sold by street vendors 8 (7.8%) 33 (32.7%) < 0.001
Sold at chain restaurants 88 (85.3%) 45 (44.6%)
No answer 7 (6.9) 23 (22.7%)
Do you enjoy eating at fast food restaurants? Yes 31 (30.0%) 10 (9.9%) 0.002
No 36 (35.0%) 41 (40.6%)
Do not eat 36 (35.0%) 50 (49.5%)
How close is the nearest fast food restaurant to your home < 0.5 km 13 (12.6%) 9 (8.9%) 0.088
(0.5-1.5) km 31 (30.1%) 34 (33.7%)
(1.5-3.5) km 36 (35.0%) 47 (46.5%)
> 3.5 km 23 (22.3%) 11 (10.9%)
If a fast food restaurant were closer to your home would you go out to eat there more? Yes 2 (1.9%) 5 (5.0%) 0.117
No 98 (95.2%) 96 (95.0%)
Maybe 3 (2.9%) 0 (0.0%)
Which do you think is healthier? Food you eat at home 102 (99.0%) 101 (100.0%) 0.549
Restaurant food 1 (1.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Which do you prefer? Home cooking 102 (99.0%) 100 (99.0%) 0.368
Restaurant dining 1 (1.0%) 1 (1.0%)

*results of Chi-square test.

Aloia et al.

Aloia et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:4   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-4

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