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Table 2 Shelf space (aisle length in metres) dedicated to energy-dense snack foods and drinks (adjusted for total store size) and ratio of snack food to fruits and vegetables and between-country rankings for each item

From: Does the availability of snack foods in supermarkets vary internationally?

Within-country mean length (and 95% CI of aisle displays (metres))
Country Chips1 Chocolate1 Confectionery1 Soft drink1 Total snack foods1 Ratio (snack/F&V) Total store size
Australia2 12.5 (10.8-14.1) 10.0 (8.6-11.4) 5.28 (3.8-6.8) 18.4 (16.6-20.3) 45.8 (41.4-50.1) 0.58 (0.4-0.7) 262.2 (238.6-285.7)
(rank) 5 2 4 1 2 4 3
Canada 13.9 (12.1-15.7) 4.91 (3.4-6.4) 3.51 (1.9-5.1) 12.6 (10.6-14.6) 34.9 (30.2-39.6) 0.33 (0.1-0.5) 188.3 (158.8-217.8)
(rank) 3 6 7 4 5 8 5
Denmark 11.3 (9.1-13.6) 7.92 (6.0-9.9) 7.27 (5.2-9.3) 12.2 (9.7-14.7) 38.7 (32.7-44.7) 1.46 (1.3-1.6) 128.3 (94.7-161.9)
(rank) 6 4 3 5 4 1 6
Netherlands 10.6 (8.3-12.9) 5.31 (3.38-7.2) 3.85 (1.8-5.9) 11.1 (8.61-13.6) 30.5 (24.6-36.4) 0.44 (0.2-0.6) 76.9 (59.3-94.6)
(rank) 7 5 6 6 7 7 8
New Zealand 7.17 (4.3-10.2) 2.32 (-0.2-4.9) 3.98 (1.3-6.7) 8.20 (4.8-11.5) 21.7 (13.8-29.7) 0.50 (0.4-0.7) 279.9 (212.0-347.7)
(rank) 8 8 5 8 8 6 2
Sweden 14.5 (12.2-16.8) 9.23 (7.3-11.1) 9.33 (7.3-11.3) 10.8 (8.3-13.3) 43.8 (37.8-49.8) 0.72 (0.5-0.9) 93.4 (59.9-126.8)
(rank) 2 3 2 7 3 3 7
United Kingdom 15.2 (11.8-18.5) 15.6 (12.7-18.4) 11.6 (8.6-14.6) 13.9 (10.2-17.7) 56.4 (47.6-65.2) 1.31 (1.0-1.6) 232.0 (39.8-424.2)
(rank) 1 1 1 3 1 2 4
United States of America 12.9 (11.1-14.7) 2.87 (1.3-4.4) 2.81 (1.2-4.4) 14.0 (12.0-16.0) 32.7 (28.0-37.5) 0.56 (0.4-0.7) 307.8 (212.0-347.7)
(rank) 4 7 8 2 6 5 1
  1. 1 adjusted for store size.
  2. 2 shelf space reported in our previous analysis of Australian supermarkets [43] will differ to the results presented here as the current analysis accounts for differences in store size between countries.