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.