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Table 1 Overview of similarities and differences in the two studies BAEW and IYM

From: Consumption patterns of sweet drinks in a population of Australian children and adolescents (2003–2008)

  BAEW IYM
Area Barwon-South Western Region of Victoria Barwon-South Western Region of Victoria
School level Primary school Secondary school
Age 4-12 years 12-18 years
Total n for study 2,184 (845, from comparison group only, included in analysis) 3,040 (759, ,from comparison group only, included in analysis)
Year of data collection Time 1: 2003/04, Time 2: 2006 Time 1: 2005, Time 2: 2008
Mean duration between measurements 2.1 years 2.3 years
Intervention in comparison group None None
Beverages assessed Soft drink and fruit juice/cordial Soft drink and fruit drink/cordial
Dietary recall Yesterday (always a week day) Last school day
Frequency Last month Last school week
Respondent The child’s parent The adolescent
  1. BAEW, Be Active Eat Well.
  2. IYM, It’s Your Move!