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Table 6 Children’s perception of adequate beverages 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

  Frequency
Beverages b, n (%) Everyday/most days Sometimes/occasionally Never Do not know
Flavoured milk 18 (3) 326 (74) 132 (23) 4 (1)
Milk drinks 85 (15) 391 (68) 91 (16) 9 (2)
Soft/fizzy drinks 10 (2) 459 (79) 106 (18) 3 (1)
Sports drink/sports water/flavoured water 16 (3) 303 (53) 238 (41) 17 (3)
Energy drink 1 (0.2) 63 (16) 472 (82) 12 (2)
  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 perception of adequate fruit juice and smoothie consumption 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