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Table 3 Frequency consumption of different beverages in 578 children

From: Sugar-sweetened beverages consumption among New Zealand children aged 8-12 years: a cross sectional study of sources and associates/correlates of consumption

Beveragesa, n (%) Beverage consumption
< 1 serving/week 1-4 servings/week ≥5 servings/week
All sugar-sweetened beveragesb 23 (4) 266 (46) 289 (50)
Sugar containing carbonated beveragesc 353 (61) 191 (33) 34 (6)
Sugar-sweetened milk-based beveragesd 90 (16) 352 (61) 136 (24)
Flavoured milk 454 (79) 94 (16) 30 (5)
Milk drinks 450 (78) 103 (18) 25 (4)
Milk drink made from powder 315 (55) 190 (33) 73 (13)
Fruit drink made from powder 483 (84) 64 (11) 31 (5)
Fruit drink made from concentrate 451 (78) 97 (17) 30 (5)
Soft/fizzy drink 405 (70) 146 (25) 27 (5)
Soda stream drink 540 (93) 29 (5) 9 (2)
Energy drink 567 (98) 8 (1) 3 (1)
Sport drink 543 (94) 29 (5) 6 (1)
Flavoured water 531 (92) 33 (6) 14 (2)
Sugar-sweetened tea/coffee 428 (74) 103 (18) 47 (8)
Fruit juice 348 (60) 181 (31) 49 (9)
Fruit smoothie 463 (80) 94 (16) 21 (4)
  1. aEighty-four children consumed other beverages not listed in the beverage consumption questionnaire (including sparkling water, coconut water, Yakult, iced tea, homemade honey water, and kombucha), of whom 31, 56 and 13% consumed < 1, 1-4, and ≥ 5 servings of those beverages per week
  2. bFruit juice and smoothies were excluded from SSBs because children cannot distinguish fruit juice from 100% fruit juice and whether fruit smoothies contain added sugar or not
  3. cSoft/fizzy drinks + soda stream drinks + energy drinks
  4. dFlavoured milk + milk drinks (ready and made from powder)