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Table 3 Frequency distribution of contextual characteristics for all eating occasions (n = 481) where sugar-sweetened beverages were consumeda

From: Eating occasion situational factors and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in young adults

  Overall Men Women P valueb
Persons presentc     0.03
 Alone 249 (53) 59 (51) 190 (53)  
 With friends 61 (13) 23 (20) 38 (11)  
 With other people (e.g. family/partner) 159 (34) 33 (29) 126 (36)  
Location of SSB intakec     0.16
 Home (including family/friends’ home) 265 (56) 54 (48) 211 (59)  
 Work/University 84 (18) 22 (19) 62 (17)  
 Fast Food Venue 21 (5) 8 (7) 13 (4)  
 Café/Restaurant 40 (8) 10 (9) 30 (8)  
 Otherd 59 (13) 19 (17) 40 (11)  
Activitye     0.31
 Nothing else 99 (21) 23 (20) 76 (21)  
 Visiting family/friends 70 (15) 13 (12) 57 (16)  
 Screen-based activity 216 (46) 51 (45) 165 (46)  
 Otherf 83 (18) 26 (23) 57 (16)  
Location of purchaseg     < 0.001
 Supermarket/grocery store 282 (62) 52 (47) 230 (67)  
 Convenience outleth 86 (19) 36 (33) 50 (15)  
 Otheri 86 (19) 22 (20) 64 (19)  
  1. aValues are n(%)
  2. bDifferences across gender assessed using Pearson’s chi2 test
  3. cn = 12 occasions where persons present or location of sugar-sweetened beverage intake were not specified
  4. dIncludes sporting venue or in transit (i.e. car, bus train)
  5. en = 13 occasions where activity was not specified
  6. fIncludes in transit (i.e. car, bus train), reading/studying or playing sports
  7. gn = 27 occasions where location of purchase was not specified/unknown
  8. hIncludes fast food/takeaway shop, Convenience store/milk bar/service station; vending machines
  9. iIncludes specialty shops, food markets, and common text responses stating ‘tap water’