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Table 1 Mean and standard deviation of sociodemographic variables

From: Expenditures on sugar-sweetened beverages in Jamaica and its association with household budget allocation

Variable No SSB Expenditures Positive SSB Expendituresa Low SSB Expenditures Medium SSB Expenditures High SSB Expenditures Totalb
% of households with positive expenditures SSB 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 68.04%
Standard Deviation 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.47
% of households with positive expenditures on water (non SSB) 52.34% 47.66% 53.21% 49.42% 43.07% 12.40%
Standard Deviation 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.33
% of female head of the household 42.02% 43.47% 44.73% 44.24% 41.42% 43.01%
Standard Deviation 0.49 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.49 0.50
% of urban households 50.12% 54.73% 50.39% 54.86% 59.03% 53.25%
Standard Deviation 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.49 0.50
Average age of household head 49.85 46.68 47.54 46.56 45.91 47.69
Standard Deviation 16.66 16.15 16.68 15.82 15.87 16.38
Average household Size 3.38 3.50 3.42 3.46 3.61 3.46
Standard Deviation 2.26 2.31 2.24 2.30 2.39 2.30
% of Women in household 46.53% 47.80% 48.48% 47.89% 47.00% 47.39%
Standard Deviation 0.32 0.31 0.32 0.31 0.30 0.32
% of children in the household (< 18) 26.13% 27.74% 27.84% 27.14% 28.22% 27.23%
Standard Deviation 0.27 0.26 0.27 0.26 0.25 0.26
Number of employed in the household 1.12 1.19 1.11 1.20 1.25 1.17
Standard Deviation 0.92 0.94 0.93 0.94 0.94 0.93
Total annual expenditures $349,544 $539,001 $391,259 $508,598 $719,724 $478,456
Standard Deviation 337,713 460,664 376,127 410,348 521,135 434,317
  1. Low, medium and high SSB consumption are tertiles of households grouped according to positive expenditures on SSB
  2. aPositive expenditures include all households that have some expenditures on SSB
  3. b“Total” includes all households in the sample (8,632 households)