Table 6

Secular changes in proportion of beverage consumers#
BAEW Time 1 (2003/4) Time 2 (2006)
Consumers Consumers
Age n (%) Total n n (%) Total n
Sweet drinks (total) 6 to<8 years 150 (73.9) 203 112 (66.3) 169 0.11
8 to<10 years 218 (80.1) 272 134 (66.0) 203 0.001
10 to <12 years 142 (79.9) 180 211 (77.6) 272 0.74
Fruit juice/cordial 6 to<8 years 138 (68.0) 203 102 (60.4) 169 0.13
8 to <10 years 196 (72.1) 272 117 (57.6) 203 0.001
10 to <12 years 125 (69.4) 180 188 (69.1) 272 0.94
Soft drink 6 to <8 years 42 (20.7) 203 23 (13.6) 169 0.73
8 to <10 years 79 (29.0) 272 45 (22.2) 203 0.09
10 to <12 years 51 (28.3) 180 69 (25.4) 272 0.49
IYM Time 1 (2005) Time 2 (2008)
Consumers Consumers
Age n (%) Total n n (%) Total n
Sweet drinks (total) 14 to <16 years 206 (74.4) 277 233 (75.4) 309 0.77
16 to <18 years 75 (77.3) 97 188 (67.9) 277 0.08
Fruit juice/cordial 14 to <16 years 183 (66.1) 277 201 (65.1) 309 0.80
16 to <18 years 68 (70.1) 97 167 (60.3) 277 0.09
Soft drink 14 to <16 years 102 (36.8) 277 124 (40.1) 309 0.41
16 to <18 years 43 (44.3) 97 77 (27.8) 277 0.003

#Children and adolescents who remained in the same age group at both time points were excluded from these analyses.

§P-value for the difference between the proportion of consumers at time 1 compared to time 2, tested by Chi-squared test.

Intake of sweet drinks, soft drink and fruit juice/cordial by age and cohort, presented as percentage consumers yesterday or last school day.

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