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Table 5 Children’s knowledge about which beverages are sugar-sweetened beverages and associations 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

Beveragesb, n (%) Total Beverage consumption P-value
< 5 servings/week ≥5 servings/week
Flavoured milk     0.20
 Correct 474 (86) 188 (40) 286 (60)  
 Incorrect/do not know 78 (14) 25 (32) 53 (68)  
Milk drinks     0.07
 Correct 450 (81) 81 (40) 269 (60)  
 Incorrect/do not know 107 (19) 33 (31) 74 (70)  
Soft/fizzy drinks     0.06
 Correct 528 (95) 207 (39) 321 (61)  
 Incorrect/do not know 28 (5) 6 (21) 22 (79)  
Sports drinks     < 0.01
 Correct 416 (75) 174 (42) 242 (58)  
 Incorrect/do not know 137 (25) 38 (28) 99 (72)  
Energy drinks     0.06
 Correct 484 (87) 192 (40) 292 (60)  
 Incorrect/do not know 71 (13) 20 (28) 51 (72)  
  1. aSome children did not answer all questions in the knowledge/attitude towards beverages questionnaire; therefore, the numbers do not add up to 578 (whose age and sex were available and who answered all questions in the sugar-sweetened beverage type and frequency questionnaire)
  2. bData regarding children’s knowledge about fruit juice and smoothie were collected, but because children cannot distinguish fruit juice from 100% fruit juice and whether fruit smoothie contain added sugar or not, they are not reported