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Table 2 Pattern of fast food consumption in the study sample

From: Exploring the relationship between health literacy and fast food consumption: a population-based study from southern Iran

Variable No %
Fast food consumption frequency More than twice a week 16 3.8
1–2 times a week 107 25.4
Once or twice a month 88 20.9
Less than once a month 210 49.9
Membership card Yes 49 11.6
No 372 88.4
Types of sandwich and hot dog Yes 256 60.8
No 165 39.2
Pizza Yes 147 34.9
No 274 65.1
Other (snacks, fried foods …) Yes 80 19.0
No 341 81.0
Popularity Any types of sandwiches 178 42.3
Hot dog 4 1.0
Pizza 114 27.1
French fries 38 9.0
Steak 16 3.8
Fried chicken 31 7.4
Fried fish and shrimp 40 9.5
Sauces consumption Yes 349 82.9
No 72 17.1
Soft drinks Yes 281 66.7
No 140 33.3
Meal Breakfast 1 0.2
Lunch 113 26.8
Dinner 286 67.9
Supper 21 5.0
Companions Family 304 72.2
Friends 96 22.8
Alone 21 5.0
Motivation: Enjoyment and fun Yes 280 66.5
No 141 33.5
Motivation: Ease of access Yes 36 8.6
No 385 91.4
Motivation: Busy and time constrain to prepare food at home Yes 116 27.6
No 305 72.4
Place of use Outside (restaurant) 233 55.3
Home 188 44.7
Knew the fast food ingredients Yes 292 69.4
No 129 30.6
Priority factors in choosing fast food Hygiene 321 76.2
Diversity 90 21.4
Price 10 2.4
Aware of the harmfulness of fast food Yes 381 90.5
No 40 9.5