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Table 7 The relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages and BF% in 561 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

Variablesa Lower BF% (< 21%) n (%) = 301 (54) Higher BF% (≥21%) n (%) = 260 (46) Association with BF%b
Multivariable OR (95% CI)
Sex
 Boys 159 (62) 97 (38) Reference category
 Girls 142 (47) 163 (53) 2.1 (1.5. 3.0)
School deciles
 Low 52 (36) 94 (64) Reference category
 Medium 102 (53) 89 (47) 0.6 (0.4, 0.9)
 High 147 (66) 77 (34) 0.4 (0.2, 0.6)
Sugar-sweetened beverages (servings per week)c
  < 5 servings 179 (64) 101 (36) Reference category
  ≥ 5 servings 122 (43) 159 (57) 1.6 (1.3, 2.7)d
  1. CI confidence Interval, BF% body fat percentage, OR Odds Ratio
  2. aModel xb (4) = 57, P < 0.0001
  3. bBF% was coded as lower vs. higher: 1 = lower BF% (< 21%) and 2 = higher BF% (≥21%)
  4. cAt the univariate level, a larger proportion of children consuming at least 5 servings of sugar-sweetened beverages were within the highest BF% category, 2.3 (1.6, 3.2), P < 0.0001
  5. dP < 0.01; The model was adjusted for sex and school deciles