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Unformatted text preview: The statistical primary technique used to determine certain findings was multiple regression analysis, where the fast food consumption status, age, and gender were the independent variables. The author also used SAS for regression analysis to determine the mean, standard errors, and pairwise comparisons (P<.05). I found this article interesting because it clearly shows the relationship between high-fat foods like those that are served at fast food restaurants and healthy foods that can be bought at a supermarket. One thing I wish is that the author would have gone into detail about why he believed certain ethnic groups or age groups had different levels of fast food intake. If I were to rewrite this article, I would put more line graphs explaining correlations to the different groups studied. I felt like there were a lot of numeral statistics, which is helpful, but charts and graphs give a better sense for how different the statistics may be....
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- Fall '07