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Table 4 Mean, minimum and maximum number of meals prepared in the past seven days, by dining location, as reported by respondents in the Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada, November 2005 – March 2006

From: Food consumption patterns in the Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada: a cross-sectional telephone survey

Meal Location Mean Std. Dev. Min. Max.
Home 25.79 8.79 0 60
Outside home 3.34 3.83 0 35
   Fast-food chain restaurant 0.69 1.43 0 20
   Sit-down restaurant 0.56 0.96 0 9
   Cafeteria or restaurant with buffet 0.38 1.20 0 15
   Catered event 0.11 0.40 0 7
   Pizza parlour or coffee/donut shop or street vender 1.20 2.15 0 21
   Market deli or salad bar or ready-to-eat food from supermarket 0.31 0.83 0 14
   Other restaurant 0.14 0.66 0 18