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Evidence summary BITE 02 – 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 fast-food 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.