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Table 3 Sensitivity values for all food outlets, food outlets by type, and all food outlets across urban/rural divides and socio-economic status quintiles

From: Comparing the accuracy of two secondary food environment data sources in the UK across socio-economic and urban/rural divides

Food outlet category Sensitivity (%)a 95% CI Sensitivity category b 95% CI for difference
All Food Outlets 59.9 (REF) 0.580, 0.618 Moderate REF
Café/Coffee Shop 46.4** 0.412, 0.517 Fair 0.081, 0.189
Convenience 37.8** 0.340, 0.418 Fair 0.178, 0.264
Restaurant 73.4** 0.703, 0.763 Good −0.169, -0.099
Specialist Stores 60.9 0.545, 0.670 Moderate −0.073, 0.054
Supermarket 77.2* 0.672, 0.853 Good −0.260, -0.084
Takeaway 69.9** 0.654, 0.740 Moderate −0.145, -0.053
Urban/Rural     
Urban 64.6 (REF) 0.621, 0.666 Moderate REF
Rural 50.6** 0.473, 0.539 Moderate 0.098, 0.177
SES Quintiles     
SES-1 (Least Deprived) 49.1 (REF) 0.437, 0.546 Fair REF
SES-2 53.7 0.485, 0.588 Moderate −0.119, 0.027
SES-3 67.9** 0.640, 0.717 Moderate −0.253, -0.123
SES-4 64.3** 0.604, 0.680 Moderate −0.216, -0.087
SES-5 (Most Deprived) 54.7 0.508, 0.584 Moderate −0.120, 0.010
  1. a Significant difference (Fisher’s Exact, **p<0.001, *p<0.05) between food outlet category/area type and reference category (REF) within food outlet category/area type.
  2. b Paquet et al’s sensitivity category cut-offs: ‘poor’ <30%; ‘fair’ 31-50%; ‘moderate’ 51-70%; ‘good’ 71-90%; ‘excellent’ >91%.