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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the current study sample and those lost to follow-up

From: Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and artificially sweetened beverages from childhood to adulthood in relation to socioeconomic status – 15 years follow-up in Norway

  Lost to follow-up Current study sample p-valuea
Number 459 437  
Sex (% girls) 46.0 55.3 0.007
Parental education (% high) 30.0 47.3 <  0.001
Parental income (% high) 47.3 57.0 0.026
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p-valueb
SSB (times/week) 2.7 ± (2.0) 2.8 ± (2.1) 0.631
ASB (times/week) 1.2 ± (1.8) 1.2 ± (1.7) 0.873
  1. Statistical significant results at level p ≤ 0.05 are presented in bold
  2. SD standard deviation
  3. a based on Chi Square test
  4. b based on independent samples t-test for continuous data