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Table 4 Opinions about the university environment (n = 913) by age group

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

Statements about the university environment <30 years n (%) ≥30 years n (%) Total n (%) Χ2 (df) Cramer’s V p value
I believe the university should promote the health of its students and staff
 Agree 372 (47.2) 373 (47.3) 745 (94.8) 2.689 (1) 0.058 0.101
 Disagree 27 (3.4) 16 (2.0) 43 (5.5)    
I believe the university should regulate the sale of unhealthy products on its campuses
 Agree 230 (29.2) 263 (33.4) 493 (62.6) 8.351 (1) 0.103 0.004
 Disagree 169 (21.4) 126 (16.0) 295 (37.4)    
I believe the university should regulate the promotion of unhealthy products on its campuses.
 Agree 307 (39.0) 325 (41.2) 632 (80.2) 5.412 (1) 0.083 0.020
 Disagree 92 (11.7) 64 (8.1) 156 (19.8)    
I believe the university should promote healthier products.
 Agree 349 (44.3) 359 (45.6) 708 (89.8) 5.015 (1) 0.080 0.025
 Disagree 50 (6.3) 30 (3.8) 80 (10.2)    
I believe that products such as SSBs are harmful for the environment.
 Agree 275 (34.9) 290 (36.8) 565 (71.7) 3.075 (1) 0.062 0.080
 Disagree 124 (15.7) 99 (12.6) 223 (28.3)    
  1. Chi-square tests of proportion used to compare opinions about the university environment according to age group
  2. P: bolded indicates significant associations
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