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Table 2 Characteristics of the 12 articles in the meta- analysis and the impact on obesity, overweight and BMI

From: Evidence that a tax on sugar sweetened beverages reduces the obesity rate: a meta-analysis

Author Population (n) Dataset Type of SSBs Independent variable
Barquera S, et al. [44], Mexico 1) Adolescents (n = 416) 1) Mexican Nutrition Survey Adolescents, 1999 Soda Price
Adults (n = 2180) 2) Mexican Health and Nutrition Survey, 2006
2) Adolescents (n = 7464) 3) The Mexican household income and expenditure surveys, 1989, 1998 and 2006 Sweet drinks
Adults (n = 21 113)
3) Household (n = 12 000 to 20 000)
Bonnet C, et al. [45], France Household (n = 19 000) Consumer panel data Soft drink Price
2003-2005
Claro RS, et al. [46], Brazil All ages Household food consumption data SSB Price
(n = 48470) 2002-2003
Dharmasena S, et al. [42], USA Household Nielsen Homescan Panel Non-alcoholic beverage Tax
1998 to 2003
Finkelstein EA, et al. [18], USA Household Nielsen Homescan panel Carbonated SSBs Price
(n = 384 252) 2006 All SSBs
Finkelstein EA, et al. [47] USA Adults and children Nielsen Homescan panel SSBs Price
2006
Fletcher JM, et al. [12], USA Ages >18 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 1990 – 2006 Soft drink Tax
Fletcher JM, et al. [48], USA Ages 3 to 18 (n = 34 000) NHANES 1989 and 2006 Soft drinks Tax
Han E and Powell LM. [23], USA Follow-up after high school graduation Monitoring the Future Surveys Soft drink Price
(n = 2 400) 1992-2003
Lin BH, et al. [49], USA Household (n = 22 750) Nielsen National Consumer Panel Sugary drinks Price
Children 2–19 (n = 7291 Children) 1998-2007 Diet drinks
Adults 20 and older (n = 8 322) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Juices
2003-2006
Powell LM, et al. [21], USA Students from 8th - 10th grade Monitoring the future Survey combined with state-level tax data and local area contextual measure 1997-2006 Vending machine soda Tax
12 000 – 15 000 Students
from 12th grade (n = 30 000)
Smith TA, et al. [50] USA   Nielsen Homescan panelists Caloric sweetened beverages Price
1998 – 2007