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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study sample

From: Effects of plain packaging, warning labels, and taxes on young people’s predicted sugar-sweetened beverage preferences: an experimental study

Demographic variable n = 604
Gender, n (%)
 Female 308 (51.0 %)
 Male 296 (49.0 %)
Age, mean (SD) 18.4 (3.4)
Ethnicity, n (%)a
 NZ European 464 (76.8 %)
 Maori 68 (11.3 %)
 Pacific 17 (2.8 %)
 Chinese 43 (7.1 %)
 Indian 21 (3.5 %)
 Other 64 (10.6 %)
 Don’t Know 3 (0.5 %)
Highest level of education, n (%)
 Intermediate 35 (5.8 %)
 High school 307 (49.3 %)
 Tertiary 171 (28.3 %)
 Other 10 (1.5 %)
 Not currently studying/training 99 (16.4 %)
Employment, n (%)
 Casual 125 (20.7 %)
 Part time 121 (20.0 %)
 Full time 60 (9.9 %)
 Not working 308 (51.0 %)
Weekly income, n (%)
  < $100 143 (23.7 %)
 $100-$199 60 (9.9 %)
 $200-$399 34 (5.6 %)
 $400-$599 24 (4.0 %)
 $600-$799 26 (4.3 %)
  > $800 8 (1.3 %)
Living Situation, n (%)
 Lives with parents or other family 443 (73.5 %)
 Lives in shared flat 109 (18.1 %)
 Lives in student hostel 9 (1.5 %)
 Lives in own home 25 (4.1 %)
 Other 17 (2.8 %)
Pocket Money (%)
 No 370 (61.4 %)
 Yes 185 (30.7 %)
 Receives money for living costs 48 (8.0 %)
Usual frequency of SSB beverage consumption, n (%)
 Less than once a month 87 (14.4 %)
 1-3 times per month 350 (58.0 %)
 3-4 times per month 82 (13.6 %)
 5-6 times per month 36 (6.0 %)
 Once a day 29 (4.8 %)
 Twice or more a day 20 (3.3 %)
  1. aSurvey participants could choose more than one ethnicity so total exceeds 100 %