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Table 3 Factors associated with Western and Chinese fast food consumption among Chinese children (n = 1626)a

From: Fast food consumption and its associations with obesity and hypertension among children: results from the baseline data of the Childhood Obesity Study in China Mega-cities

  Western FFC each week (yes vs. no) OR (95% CI) Chinese FFC each week (yes vs. no) OR (95% CI)
Child factors
 Age 1.07 (0.99–1.14) 1.12 (1.02–1.23)**
 Boy (vs. girl) 0.94 (0.75–1.18) 1.18 (0.94–1.49)
 City (vs. Beijing)
  Shanghai 0.95 (0.56–1.60) 1.01 (0.35–2.93)
  Nanjing 1.08 (0.64–1.84) 0.87 (0.30–2.52)
  Xi’an 0.93 (0.54–1.60) 0.71 (0.24–2.07)
Maternal factors
 BMI 1.00 (0.97–1.03) 0.96 (0.93–1.00)*
 Education level (vs. college or above)
  Elementary school or below 1.49 (1.10–2.03)* 1.10 (0.79–1.53)
  Middle, high or vocational school 1.22 (0.92–1.60) 1.18 (0.89–1.56)
  1. Abbreviations: FFC fast food consumption, OR odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval
  2. aBased on mixed models; bold indicates P < 0.05; *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01