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Table 1 Percentage of children consuming major categories of non alcoholic, non dairy beverages and the mean consumption [g/d/consumer] in consumers.

From: Beverage intake and obesity in Australian children

% Mean g/d per consumer
  Age group Age group
Boys 2-3 4-8 9-13 14-16 2-3 4-8 9-13 14-16
Fruit juice 41 42 34 35 214 ± 168 295 ± 218 347 ± 219 406 ± 265
Fruit Drinks 8 12 9 8 232 ± 137 267 ± 134 311 ± 181 473 ± 517
Cordial 23 21 22 21 401 ± 383 377 ± 246 471 ± 346 600 ± 542
Sugar sweetened soft drinks 10 19 34 38 200 ± 112 335 ± 185 496 ± 296 591 ± 349
Diet soft drinks 2 4 6 10 197 ± 137* 242 ± 125 392 ± 206 489 ± 256
Girls         
Fruit juice 37 35 36 39 213 ± 157 243 ± 158 299 ± 201 341 ± 229
Fruit Drinks 9 13 11 9 260 ± 182 269 ± 180 275 ± 136 311 ± 139
Cordial 18 20 20 17 319 ± 200 348 ± 257 436 ± 330 470 ± 338
Sugar sweetened Soft drinks 19 17 29 28 214 ± 143 279 ± 206 407 ± 266 507 ± 328
Diet soft drinks 3 4 6 8 133 ± 122* 223 ± 98 378 ± 254 417 ± 206
  1. 1. One day food intake data collected via 24 hour recall at personal interview; population weights applied; n = 1682 for fruit juice; n = 431 for fruit drink; n = 918 for cordial; n = 1046 for sugar sweetened soft drinks; n = 238 for diet soft drinks; n = 4433 for all non-dairy non-alcoholic beverages;
  2. 2. Estimates calculated based on sample size of 20 or less for each group are marked with an asterisk