Table 2

Multilevel multinomial regression models of fast food restaurant access as a predictor of fast food purchasing

Model One

Model Two

Model Three

Model Four

Model Five

Unadjusted

Adjusted for socio-demographic

Model 2 + socio-economic

Model 3 + area-level disadvantage

Model 4 + attitude

OR

(95% CI)

OR

(95% CI)

OR

(95% CI)

OR

(95% CI)

OR

(95% CI)


Density of fast food stores

Monthly purchasing

1.07

(1.00 – 1.13)*

1.06

(0.99 – 1.14)

1.05

(0.99 – 1.11)

1.04

(0.98 – 1.11)

1.05

(0.98 – 1.11)

Weekly purchasing

1.10

(1.02 – 1.18)*

1.09

(1.00 – 1.18)*

1.07

(0.99 – 1.15)

1.04

(0.96 – 1.13)

1.05

(0.97 – 1.14)

Variety of fast food stores

Monthly purchasing

1.16

(1.05 – 1.28)**

1.15

(1.04 – 1.28)**

1.13

(1.03 – 1.24)**

1.13

(1.02 – 1.24)*

1.13

(1.02 – 1.25)*

Weekly purchasing

1.21

(1.07 – 1.37)**

1.19

(1.04 – 1.36)*

1.13

(1.00 – 1.29)*

1.10

(0.96 – 1.25)

1.11

(0.97 – 1.27)

Proximity to the nearest store (km)

Monthly purchasing

0.88

(0.74 – 1.05)

0.88

(0.73 – 1.06)

0.89

(0.76 – 1.06)

0.91

(0.77 – 1.07)

0.90

(0.76 – 1.07)

Weekly purchasing

0.77

(0.62 – 0.96)*

0.77

(0.61 – 0.97)*

0.82

(0.65 – 1.02)

0.85

(0.67 – 1.07)

0.82

(0.65 – 1.03)


* p-value significant at < 0.05 level

** p-value significant at <0.01 level

*** p-value significant at <0.001 level

Reference group: never eat fast food

Thornton et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:28   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-6-28

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