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Table 3 Associations between opinions and knowledge about the health impacts of SSBs 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

Questions and statements about health impacts of SSBs <30 years n (%) ≥30 years n (%) Total n (%) Χ2 (df) Cramer’s V p
Do you believe that consumption of SSBs increases the risk of ill health?
 Yes 379 (94.5) 370 (95.1) 749 (94.8) 0.145 (1) 0.014 0.703
 No/not sure 22 (5.5) 19 (4.9) 41 (5.2)    
I would consider choosing a diet or zero SSB for health reasons
 Agree, I would choose a diet SSB 190 (24.1) 144 (18.2) 334 (42.3) 8.690 (1) 0.105 0.003
 Disagree, I would not choose diet SSBs 211 (26.7) 245 (31.0) 456 (57.7)    
  1. Chi-square tests of proportion used to compare opinions and knowledge about health impact of SSBs according to age group
  2. P: bolded indicates significant associations
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