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Table 3 Major packaged food and beverage categories contributing to Australian household purchases of sodium

From: Correction to: Contribution of major food companies and their products to household dietary sodium purchases in Australia

Food category rank1 Food category Total weight of products purchased
(g/d per capita)
Mean2
Sodium (mg/d per capita) Mean purchase-weighted sodium content (mg/100 g)3 Contribution to total weight of sodium purchases (%) HFP proposed target (Yes/No)
Mean2 Median
(25th to 75th percentiles)
1 Processed meat 26 148 108 (49–194) 703 14 Yes
2 Bread 31 129 102 (53–175) 451 12 Yes
3 Sauces 16 124 98 (53–160) 986 11 Yes
4 Cheese 15 110 85 (48–143) 736 10 Yes
5 Processed vegetables 40 66 41 (20–80) 212 6 No
6 Biscuits/cookies 14 58 43 (22–76) 422 5 Yes
7 Milk 124 54 39 (18–74) 45 5 No
8 Crisps and snacks 7 44 30 (13–59) 633 4 Yes
9 Edible oils 10 43 30 (13–57) 409 4 No
10 Spreads and dips 6 38 26 (11–48) 730 3 No
  Others 347 317 272 (181–398) 218 27
  1. 1Rank = Food categories are ranked in order of their contribution to the total volume of sodium purchased by Australian households, from highest to lowest. Results for the top 10 food categories are shown separately, with the remaining 57 food categories summed together to simplify data presentation. 2Standard error (SE) for weight of products purchased (g/d per capita) and sodium (mg/d per capita) not displayed as SE ≤0.1 for each mean value. HFP, Healthy Food Partnership. 3Purchase-weighted sodium content (mg/100 g): weight of sodium (mg) divided by the total weight (g) of products purchased (package size x quantity sold in 2018)