Innercity Diabetes trates and fast-food

East MidlandsMetabolic and Endocrine
Published Date: 1 Mar 2015

Inner city diabetes and obesity rates can be linked to the number of fast-food outlets near people’s homes

Who needs to know?

Public Health and Local Authority Planners.

What have we found?

• A higher number of neighbourhood fastfood outlets among non-White ethnic groups and in socially deprived areas.

• After adjustment, more fast-food outlets were associated with significantly increased odds for diabetes and obesity.

• For every additional two outlets per neighbourhood, we would expect one additional diabetes case.