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Table 2 Correlates of weekly sugar and artificially sweetened beverage consumption at age 11 years

From: Sugar and artificially sweetened beverage consumption and adiposity changes: National longitudinal study

   % drinking SSB AOR 95 % CI % drinking ASB AOR 95 % CI
Sex Boys 62.3 ref ref 64.2 ref ref
Girls 59.1 0.86 0.79; 0.95 63.0 0.97 0.88; 1.07
Ethnic group White 58.4 ref ref 66.3 ref ref
South Asian 78.8 2.10 1.73; 2.56 51.7 0.58 0.47; 0.71
Black 62.8 0.96 0.72; 1.28 44.0 0.42 0.29; 0.59
Income Normal 57.4 ref ref 63.4 ref ref
< 60 % OECD median 73.8 1.32 1.15; 1.5 64.5 0.99 0.86; 1.15
Mothers' level of education No formal education 73.9 ref ref 65.9 ref ref
GCSE 61.3 0.78 0.66; 0.93 70.3 1.06 0.89; 1.26
A-level or Diploma 56.5 0.71 0.59; 0.85 62.7 0.78 0.65; 0.93
University 52.5 0.64 0.52; 0.77 50.3 0.47 0.38; 0.57
Country England 62.0 ref ref 60.5 ref ref
Wales 58.9 1.00 0.87; 1.15 72.2 1.32 1.15; 1.52
Scotland 57.5 0.98 0.85; 1.13 63.0 1.12 0.93; 1.34
Northern Ireland 59.2 1.07 0.91; 1.27 68.7 1.23 1.04; 1.45
Portions of fruit eaten per day <3 63.8 ref ref 65.8 ref ref
≥ 3 56.5 0.83 0.75; 0.92 60.5 0.84 0.76; 0.93
Breakfast consumption Eats breakfast < 7 days per week 71.2 ref ref 70.8 ref ref
Eats breakfast 7 days per week 59.1 0.58 0.51; 0.67 62.5 0.87 0.75; 1.01
Days per week active Less than once per week 64.8 ref ref 63.8 ref ref
1-2 days per week 60.3 0.94 0.83; 1.06 64.8 1.00 0.88; 1.12
≥3 days per week 58.1 1.04 0.92; 1.17 61.9 0.93 0.8; 1.07
Hours per weekday spent watching TV <2 h 58.1 ref ref 61.4 ref ref
≥2 h 64.9 1.25 1.14; 1.37 67.1 1.18 1.07; 1.31
Travel to school By car 58.5 ref ref 62.2 ref ref
By active travel 62.3 1.11 1.01; 1.22 64.7 1.14 1.04; 1.25
  1. Weekly consumption = 1–6 days per week. SSB – Sugar-sweetened beverages, ASB – Artificially-sweetened beverages, AOR – Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI – Confidence intervals, OECD – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development