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Table 1 Descriptive data for confounders by frequency of fast food purchasing

From: Fast food purchasing and access to fast food restaurants: a multilevel analysis of VicLANES

  Never Monthly Weekly P-value*
  % % %  
n. 1424 878 245  
Proportion who eat fast food 55.9 34.5 9.6  
Age (years)     
18–24 30.4 48.2 21.4  
25–34 40.7 45.4 13.9  
35–44 41.5 43.8 14.7  
45–54 57.3 32.8 9.9  
55–64 70.4 25.0 4.6  
65 or over 73.5 23.9 2.6 <0.001
Country of birth     
Australia 56.3 34.4 9.3  
Overseas 55.0 34.6 10.4 0.627
Household Composition     
Single adult male – no children 61.2 28.5 10.3  
Single adult female – no children 73.5 22.4 4.0  
Single – with children 43.1 43.1 13.9  
Two or more adults – no children 65.3 28.7 6.0  
Two or more adults – with children 45.2 41.6 13.3 <0.001
Education     
Bachelor degree of higher 62.7 31.4 5.9  
Diploma 56.9 34.3 8.9  
Vocational 50.6 38.3 11.1  
No post school qualifications 52.7 35.3 12.0 <0.001
Occupation     
Professional 58.8 33.1 8.1  
White-collar 50.8 38.3 10.9  
Blue-collar 38.9 40.3 20.9  
Not in labour force 58.1 33.1 8.8 <0.001
Income     
A$78,000 or more 62.1 32.4 5.5  
$52,000 – $77,999 51.9 37.7 10.4  
$36,400 – $51,999 53.4 36.3 10.4  
$20,800 – $36,399 51.9 35.9 12.1  
$20,799 or less 56.8 31.0 12.2 <0.001
Area-level disadvantage     
Least disadvantaged 59.3 33.9 6.8  
Mid disadvantaged 57.0 33.5 9.6  
Most disadvantaged 50.6 36.3 13.1 <0.001
Healthy foods time consuming     
Disagree 57.4 33.8 8.8  
Agree 48.0 37.9 14.1 <0.001
Healthy foods aren't tasty     
Disagree 57.0 34.2 8.8  
Agree 48.2 36.6 15.2 <0.001
Health considerations influence food choice     
Disagree 41.8 39.0 19.2  
Agree 58.2 33.7 8.1 <0.001