Table 1: Demographic characteristics across the quartiles of fast food consumption.

VariablesQuartiles of fast food intake 𝑃 2
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
[<51.8 g/week] 𝑛 = 3 5 [51.9–100.7 g/week] 𝑛 = 3 4 [100.8–214.9 g/week] 𝑛 = 3 6 [>215 g/week] 𝑛 = 3 5

Age (y) 1 2 . 3 2 ± 1 . 0 8 8 1 1 2 . 5 8 ± 0 . 8 9 1 2 . 3 3 ± 1 . 0 1 1 2 . 4 2 ± 0 . 8 8 0.677
Height (cm) 1 5 0 . 5 8 ± 8 . 7 1 1 5 4 . 7 7 ± 8 . 3 9 1 5 3 . 0 0 ± 6 . 9 1 1 5 2 . 9 2 ± 7 . 7 8 0.157
Physical Activity (METh/day) 1 2 . 2 2 ± 0 . 8 4 1 2 . 6 1 ± 0 . 8 5 1 4 . 0 1 ± 0 . 8 3 1 4 . 0 1 ± 0 . 8 4 0.303
85th < BMI3 < 95th (%)017.616.740.00.0001
BMI > 95th (%)2.905.611.40.0001
WC3 > 75th (%)22.938.244.454.30.055

1Values are mean ± SD unless indicated.
2P values resulted from analysis of variance for quantitative variables and χ 2 for qualitative variables.
3BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference.