Erratum to: Are fast food restaurants an environmental risk factor for obesity?
© Jeffery et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2006
Received: 12 October 2006
Accepted: 12 October 2006
Published: 12 October 2006
Following the publication of this article , it was recognized that two sections had been omitted, and that the tables displayed incorrect statistical data, which did not correspond with the data described within the text.
The corrections are as follows,
Following the discussion section of the article, the following conclusions should have been included, "Reported eating at fast food restaurants was associated with having children, with poorer eating and exercise habits and with higher BMI. This study was unable to find a relationship between any measure of restaurant proximity and BMI."
Following the conclusion section, we would like to make the following Acknowledgements, "This research was supported by Grant DK50456 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. We wish to acknowledge Claritas, Inc. for their assistance with GIS coding."
Tables 3 and 4 contained data that did not represent the results, or the conclusions that were drawn, from this study.
The corrections to table 3 are as follows,
Row "'Fast' food restaurant use," 911 within the column "N" should be changed to 913.
Row "Total restaurant use," 911 within the column "N" should be changed to 913
Correction:Table 3: Associations between BMI and Reported 'Fast' and Other Food Restaurant Use*
(times/wk ≥ 1 vs. none)
'Fast' food restaurant use
Other restaurant use
Total restaurant use
The corrections to table 4 are as follows,
Within the row "Frequency of fast food restaurant use/wk," 911 within column "N" should be 954. Also, within this row, 0.301 within column "β coefficient" should be 0.001, and 0.01 within column "P value" should be 0.42
Within the row "Frequency of other restaurant use/wk," 911 within "N" column should be 955. Also within this row, -0.034 within the column "β coefficient" should be 0.001, and 0.71 within the column "P value" should be 0.02
Within the row "Frequency of any restaurant use/wk," 913 in "N" column should be 953. Also within this row, 0.083 within "β coefficient" column should be 0.001, and 0.24 within column "P value" should be 0.08
Correction:Table 4: Associations of Reported Fast Food and Other Restaurant Use (per week) with Numbers of Restaurants Within 2 Miles of Home*
Independent variable value
Number of fast food restaurants
Frequency of fast food restaurant use/wk
Number of other restaurants
Frequency of other restaurant use/wk
Total number of restaurants
Frequency of any restaurant use/wk
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