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Table 1 Selected Characteristics of survey participants in Seattle (N = 851)a,b

From: Perceptions of the possible health and economic impacts of Seattle’s sugary beverage tax

  N Weighted %
Gender
 Male 349 50%
 Female 499 50%
Race/Ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white 588 66%
 Non-Hispanic Black/African American 60 7.0%
 Non-Hispanic Asian 66 14%
 Non-Hispanic Otherc 78 6.7%
 Hispanic 56 6.6%
Age
 18–30 years old 133 19%
 31–40 years old 152 22%
 41–50 years old 136 21%
 51–64 years old 167 24%
 ≥65+ years old 250 14%
Education
 Some high school 24 2.1%
 Completed high school 79 7.9%
 Some college or vocational training 199 21%
 Completed college or university 294 38%
 Completed graduate or professional degree 241 31%
Income Level Relative to FPL
 Lower Income: < 260% FPL 395 37%
 Higher Income: ≥ 260% FPL 456 63%
Household Level Income
 <$30,000 242 21%
 $30,000-59,999 213 21%
 60,000-89,999 137 22%
 90,000-120,000 92 15%
 >$120,000 126 22%
Political Affiliation
 Democrat 462 57%
 Independent 236 32%
 Republican 71 10%
 Other 13 2.0%
 Don’t know 45 1.0%
Participant Heard of Tax
 No 198 24%
 Yes 634 73%
 Don’t know 19 2.2%
Consumption of Sugary Beverages
 None or < 1 per week 406 44%
 1 per week 132 16%
 2–6 per week 169 22%
 1 per day 72 9.0%
 2 + day 62 8.0%
 Don’t know 10 1.1%
  1. FPL federal poverty line
  2. aN is unweighted to show actual sample size whereas percentages (%) are based on weighted to the ACS (2012–2016). Therefore, the percentages displayed will be different from the number you get by dividing the total N by the cell-specific N. Percentages are rounded to two significant digits
  3. bMissing data: gender (n = 3); ethnicity (n = 3 [individuals who responded “don’t know”]); age (n = 13), education (n = 14), household income (n = 41); political affiliation (n = 24)
  4. cNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, American Indian and Alaska Natives, and those reporting two or more races are categorized as non-Hispanic Other