Journal article

Factors associated with frequent consumption of fast food among Australian secondary school students

Maree Scully, Belinda Morley, Philippa Niven, David Crawford, Iain S Pratt, Melanie Wakefield

Public Health Nutrition | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Objective: To examine demographic and behavioural correlates of frequent consumption of fast food among Australian secondary school students and explore the associations between fast food consumption and social/environmental factors. Design: Cross-sectional survey using a web-based self-report questionnaire. Setting: Secondary schools across all Australian states and territories. Participants: Students aged 12–17 years participating in the 2012–2013 National Secondary Students’ Diet and Activity survey (n 8392). Results: Overall, 38 % of students surveyed reported consuming fast food at least weekl..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The NaSSDA survey was jointly funded by state Cancer Councils through Cancer Council Australia, the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the State and Territory Government Health Departments. M.W. is supported by a Principal Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council. The funders had no role in the design, analysis or writing of this article.