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Table 2 Mean and standard deviations of budget shares by goods/services groups

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

Variable No SSB Expenditure Positive SSB Expenditurea Low SSB Expenditure Medium SSB Expenditure High SSB Expenditure Totalb
Budget share in food (at home) 37.81% 35.06% 34.63% 34.93% 35.61% 35.94%
SD 0.20 0.17 0.19 0.17 0.16 0.18
Budget share in tea, coffee and cocoa 0.66% 0.75% 0.67% 0.76% 0.82% 0.72%
SD 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
Budget share SSB 0.00% 2.31% 0.83% 1.95% 4.17% 1.57%
SD 0.00 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.02
Budget share in water (non-SSBs) 0.02% 0.13% 0.07% 0.13% 0.19% 0.09%
SD 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00
Budget share in alcoholic beverages 0.67% 0.87% 0.64% 0.79% 1.18% 0.81%
SD 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.03
Budget share in tobacco 0.70% 0.62% 0.80% 0.64% 0.42% 0.65%
SD 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.03
Budget share in clothing and footwear 3.08% 3.53% 3.59% 3.64% 3.37% 3.39%
SD 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04
Budget share in housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 13.30% 11.32% 12.38% 11.69% 9.89% 11.95%
SD 0.12 0.10 0.11 0.10 0.09 0.11
Budget share in furnishing, household equipment and others 4.38% 4.86% 4.40% 4.81% 5.39% 4.71%
SD 0.06 0.06 0.05 0.06 0.06 0.06
Budget share in Healthcare 3.57% 3.08% 3.55% 2.89% 2.79% 3.24%
SD 0.08 0.07 0.08 0.06 0.05 0.07
Budget share in transport 11.90% 12.11% 12.51% 12.49% 11.33% 12.04%
SD 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.11 0.12
Budget share in communication 4.18% 4.30% 4.29% 4.39% 4.22% 4.26%
SD 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.04 0.05
Budget share in recreation and culture 3.83% 4.01% 4.13% 4.08% 3.81% 3.95%
SD 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.05 0.06
Budget share in education 1.70% 2.08% 2.06% 2.07% 2.10% 1.96%
SD 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.05 0.06
Budget share in restaurants and hotels 4.88% 5.41% 5.64% 5.27% 5.30% 5.24%
SD 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.09 0.09 0.10
Budget share in others 8.96% 9.11% 9.37% 9.12% 8.83% 9.06%
SD 0.09 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08
  1. SD Standard deviation
  2. Low, medium and high SSB consumption are tertiles of households grouped according to positive expenditures on SSB
  3. aPositive expenditures include all households that have some expenditures on SSB
  4. b“Total” includes all households in the sample (8,632 households)