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Purchasing behavior and calorie information at fast-food chains in New York City, 2007.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18556597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We surveyed 7318 customers from 275 randomly selected restaurants of 11 fast food chains. Participants purchased a mean of 827 calories, with 34% purchasing 1000 calories or more. Unlike other chains, Subway posted calorie information at point of purchase and its patrons more often reported seeing calorie information than patrons of other chains (32% vs 4%; P<.001); Subway patrons who saw calorie information purchased 52 fewer calories than did other Subway patrons (P<.01). Fast-food chains should display calorie information prominently at point of purchase, where it can be seen and used to inform purchases.
Authors:
Mary T Bassett; Tamara Dumanovsky; Christina Huang; Lynn D Silver; Candace Young; Cathy Nonas; Thomas D Matte; Sekai Chideya; Thomas R Frieden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-09     Completed Date:  2008-08-12     Revised Date:  2010-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1457-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 125 Worth Street, Room 345, CN-24, New York, NY 10013, USA. mbassett@health.nyc.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Calorimetry
Diet Surveys
Energy Intake*
Feeding Behavior*
Food Analysis
Humans
New York City
Restaurants*
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