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Table 4 Home availability of different beverages and its association with consumptiona

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

Home availability of beverages, n (%) Total Beverage consumption
< 1 Serving/week 1-4 Servings/week ≥5 servings/week P-valueb
Flavoured milk      < 0.0001
 Never/sometimes 503 (91) 425 (84) 65 (13) 13(3)  
 Usually/always 53 (9) 15 (28) 25 (47) 13 (25)  
Milk drink      < 0.0001
 Never/sometimes 348 (62) 291 (84) 47 (14) 10 (3)  
 Usually/always 210 (38) 145 (69) 53 (25) 12 (6)  
Fruit drink      0.47
 Never/sometimes 496 (88) 418 (84) 53 (11) 23 (5)  
 Usually/always 65 (12) 51 (79) 9 (14) 5 (8)  
Fruit cordial      < 0.0001
 Never/sometimes 492 (87) 403 (82) 76 (15) 13 (3)  
 Usually/always 71 (13) 38 (54) 20 (28) 13 (18)  
Soft drink      < 0.0001
 Never/sometimes 515 (91) 386 (75) 119 (23) 10 (2)  
 Usually/always 47 (9) 11 (23) 20 (43) 16 (34)  
Fruit juice      < 0.0001
 Never/sometimes 483 (87) 319 (66) 142 (29) 22 (5)  
 Usually/always 73 (23) 15 (21) 35 (48) 23 (32)  
Fruit smoothie      < 0.0001
 Never/sometimes 402 (72) 346 (86) 49 (12) 7 (2)  
 Usually/always 155 (28) 102 (66) 39 (25) 14 (9)  
  1. aSome children did not answer all questions regarding home availability of beverages; therefore, the numbers do not add up to 578
  2. bPearson’s chi-squared test (significant at P < 0.05)