Table 2.

Doneness preference for various meat items in cases and controls

Meat ItemCase, n (%)Control, n (%)P2)
Hamburger
    Rare57 (9.1)47 (9.9)
    Medium229 (36.6)165 (34.3)
    Well-done339 (54.2)273 (55.8)0.70
Steak
    Rare82 (13.1)52 (9.9)
    Medium325 (51.9)298 (56.7)
    Well-done219 (35.0)176 (33.5)0.14
Pork
    Rare132 (21.1)123 (23.3)
    Medium221 (35.2)216 (41.0)
    Well-done273 (43.6)188 (35.7)0.02
Bacon
    Rare98 (15.7)83 (15.8)
    Medium173 (27.7)187 (35.7)
    Well-done354 (56.6)254 (48.5)0.01
Grilled chicken
    Rare93 (14.9)105 (20.0)
    Medium294 (47.0)280 (53.3)
    Well-done238 (38.1)140 (26.7)<0.01
Pan-fried chicken
    Rare159 (25.4)125 (23.8)
    Medium238 (38.0)240 (45.6)
    Well-done229 (36.6)161 (30.6)0.03
  • NOTE: Information was missing from three to seven study participants for different meat items.