Table 3

Nutritional quality of food and drinks in vending machines at baseline and follow-up
Variable       Machines selling drinksa       Machines selling fooda
2007 (n=61) 2011 (n=62) 2007 (n=34) 2011 (n=47)
Amber/green slots per machine, mean % 29% 51%* 1% 3%
Machines with at least 80% amber/green, n (%) 0 4 (6%) 0 1b (2%)
Machines with all red drinks 375 ml or less, n (%) 19c (31%) 27 (44%)
Machines with amber/green items labelled, n (%) 0 16 (26%)** 0 3 (6%)

*p<0.05, **p<0.01.

aCombination machines selling both drinks and snacks are included in totals. The number of combination machines at baseline was 7 and at follow-up was 19.

bThis was a sandwich machine.

cThese machines were selling cans of drink only.

Bell et al.

Bell et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:492   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-492

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