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Table 5 Levels of overall support for SSB interventions by type of intervention 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

Proposed SSB intervention <30 years support (%) ≥30 years support (%) Total support (%) Cramer’s V p value
Product
 Increase access to free drinking water 95.7 97.9 96.8 0.062 0.084
 Limit serving size of SSBs to 250 mL 54.3 65.7 59.9 0.117 0.001
 Replace SSBs with water products 46.5 55.8 51.0 0.093 0.010
 Remove SSBs from vending machines 37.2 51.6 44.2 0.145 <0.001
 Remove SSBs from all campus outlets and vending machines 31.7 42.9 37.2 0.117 0.001
 Provide access to SSBs only in bars 35.7 34.8 35.3 0.009 0.801
 Replace SSBs with diet or low sugar versions 35.7 32.7 34.2 0.031 0.384
Pricing
 Lower price of water and diet beverages 80.4 73.0 76.8 0.087 0.015
 Increase price of SSBs and reinvest money in healthier activities 64.8 70.7 67.7 0.063 0.080
 Remove discounts on SSBs 51.8 68.6 60.0 0.172 <0.001
 Increase price of SSBs 48.7 55.5 52.1 0.068 0.059
Placement
 Encourage placement of healthier beverages in fridges and vending machines 86.4 91.4 88.8 0.078 0.029
 Remove SSBs from display 39.4 41.9 40.6 0.025 0.488
Information, education and marketing
 Add nutritional information to fridges and vending machines 84.2 84.0 84.1 0.002 0.958
 Run a social marketing campaign to educate staff and students about SSBs 70.6 79.3 74.9 0.100 0.005
 Remove SSB sponsorship and promotions 61.3 77.0 69.0 0.169 <0.001
  1. Chi-square tests of proportion used to compare levels of overall support for SSB interventions by age group
  2. P: bolded indicates significant associations
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