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Table 4 Associations of Reported Fast Food and Other Restaurant Use (per week) with Numbers of Restaurants Within 2 Miles of Home*

From: Are fast food restaurants an environmental risk factor for obesity?

Independent variable Dependent variable N β coefficient P value
Number of fast food restaurants Frequency of fast food restaurant use/wk 911 0.301 0.01
Number of other restaurants Frequency of other restaurant use/wk 911 -0.034 0.71
Total number of restaurants Frequency of any restaurant use/wk 913 0.083 0.24
  1. *Adjusted for age, education, and gender.
  2. Address failure
  3. 10.5% of home addresses failed to match (of 1030)
  4. 5.4% of work addresses failed to match (of 278)