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Table 4 Comparison of regular and healthier entrée and side dish variety scores by type of primary business*

From: Availability of healthier options in traditional and nontraditional rural fast-food outlets

  Traditional Fast Food
(n = 84)
Convenience
(n = 109)
Supermarket/Grocery
(n = 12)
Breakfast entrée variety scores    
   Regular breakfast entrée variety 1.06 ± 1.41 1.05 ± 1.06 2.00 ± 1.54§‡
   Healthier breakfast entrée variety 0.63 ± 0.55 0.15 ± 0.36 0.67 ± 0.50§
Lunch/dinner entrée variety scores    
   Regular lunch/dinner entrée variety 3.77 ± 2.01 4.25 ± 2.33 6.00 ± 2.09§‡
   Healthier lunch/dinner entrée variety 2.0 ± 1.33 0.53 ± 0.79 1.42 ± 1.08§
Lunch/dinner side dish variety scores    
   Regular lunch/dinner side dishes variety 1.65 ± 1.33 0.81 ± 1.17 3.50 ± 1.78§‡
   Healthier lunch/dinner side dish variety 0.52 ± 0.71 0.39 ± 0.69 1.50 ± 0.85§‡
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation
  2. *One-way analysis of variance, with Bonferroni adjustment for multiple comparisons
  3. Healthier variety score values for businesses that market regular entrée or side dish
  4. Difference of means between supermarket/grocery stores and traditional fast food outlets (p < 0.05)
  5. §Difference of means between supermarket/grocery stores and convenience stores (p < 0.05)
  6. Difference of means between convenience stores and traditional fast food outlets (p < 0.05)