Table 2

Estimated reduction in energy intake from a 10% SSB tax by income group
Income group Mean reduction in daily calorie intake (kcal/person/day)
Female Male Overall
Income group 1 (lowest) 2.2 1.6 1.9
Income group 2 1.9 1.9 1.9
Income group 3 (highest) 1.9 2.6 2.3

Incomes groups are based on level of net household income and are grouped as follows: Group 1: <€19,999 per year; Group 2: €20,000-€39,999 per year; Group 3: >€40,000 per year. Estimates are based on a tax pass on rate of 90%, price elasticity of −0.9. Estimates are weighted for age and sex of the Irish population.

Briggs et al.

Briggs et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:860   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-860

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