Table 2

Changes in the neighbourhood food environment in rural China: 2004–2011

Variables2004200620092011
Urbanicity index52.92 (16.66)*54.82 (17.25)*58.48 (60.39)†60.39 (15.93)†
Number of fast-food restaurants in the neighbourhood0.28 (1.54)0.49 (2.61)0.1 (0.51)0.13 (0.89)
Number of indoor restaurants in the neighbourhood6.53 (13.42)7.65 (14.45)5.61 (8.94)6.08 (10.49)
Number of fixed outdoor food stalls in the neighbourhood6.28 (12.71)6.83 (12.58)4.17 (9.71)3.97 (8.60)
  • *Indicated that the differences in urbanicity index values in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011 were insignificant, while the last two waves† have higher index scores than the first two waves (p<0.05). Numbers of three kinds of restaurant in the neighbourhood found no significant change between four survey waves (p>0.05).