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Table 2 Associations between SSB consumption characteristics and age

From: ‘The university should promote health, but not enforce it’: opinions and attitudes about the regulation of sugar-sweetened beverages in a university setting

SSB consumption <30 years n (%) ≥30 years n (%) Total n (%) Χ2 (df) Cramer’s V p*
How regularly do you consume SSBs?
 Less than once a week or not at all 284 (31.8) 372 (41.6) 656 (73.4) 48.893 (1) 0.234 <0.001
 Once a week or more often 166 (18.6) 72 (8.1) 238 (26.6)    
What was the size of the last SSB you consumed?
 250 mL or less/do not consume SSBs 194 (22.6) 262 (30.5) 456 (53.1) 22.639 (1) 0.162 <0.001
 Larger than 250 mL 237 (27.6) 166 (19.3) 403 (46.9)    
In the last week, on how many occasions did you consume at least 1 SSB?
 Zero occasions 164 (18.3) 257 (28.7) 421 (47.1) 41.226 (1) 0.215 <0.001
 1 or more occasions 286 (32.0) 187 (20.9) 473 (52.9)    
  mean (SD) mean (SD)   t (df) 95% CI p #
In the last week, on how many occasions did you consume at least 1 SSB? 2.02 (3.87) 1.02 (2.04)   4.837 (892)   <0.001
  1. *Chi-square tests of proportion used to compare SSB consumption characteristics according to age group
  2. # Independent samples t-test used to compare occasions of SSB consumption in last 7 days according to age group
  3. P: Bolded indicates significant associations
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