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Table 4 Longitudinal changes in beverage consumption

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

  Time 1 Time 2
   None ≤375 ml 376-749 ml ≥750ml None ≤375 ml 376-749 ml ≥750ml
Sweet drinks (total)
All n 372 397 341 494 459 439 317 389
  (%) (23.2) (24.8) (21.3) (30.8) (28.6) (27.4) (19.8) (24.3)
Males n 154 174 173 265 195 192 151 228
  (%) (20.1) (22.7) (22.6) (34.6) (25.5) (25.1) (19.7) (29.8)
Females n 218 223 168 229 264 247 166 161
  (%) (26.0) (26.6) (20.1) (27.3) (31.5) (29.5) (19.8) (19.2)
0.001 <0.0001
Fruit juice/cordial
All n 498 441 323 342 587 477 268 272
  (%) (31.1) (27.5) (20.1) (21.3) (36.6) (29.7) (16.7) (17.0)
Males n 216 206 166 178 258 219 140 149
  (%) (28.2) (26.9) (21.7) (23.2) (33.7) (28.6) (18.3) (19.5)
Females n 282 235 157 164 329 258 128 123
  (%) (33.7) (28.0) (18.7) (19.6) (39.3) (30.8) (15.3) (14.7)
0.04 0.009
Soft drink
All n 1072 380 60 92 1162 306 96 40
  (%) (66.8) (23.7) (3.7) (5.7) (72.4) (19.1) (6.0) (2.5)
Males n 492 179 37 58 507 169 61 29
  (%) (64.2) (23.4) (4.8) (7.6) (66.2) (22.1) (8.0) (3.8)
Females n 580 201 23 34 655 137 35 11
  (%) (69.2) (24.0) (2.7) (4.1) (78.2) (16.4) (4.2) (1.3)
0.002 <0.0001
  1. § P-value for the difference in the distribution of consumer between genders, tested by Chi-squared test.
  2. Intake of sweet drinks, fruit juice/cordial and soft drink by gender. Presented as proportion of consumers yesterday or last school day in four categories.