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Table 3 The type and rate of drink and snack consumption by children with and without erosion

From: The influence of frequently consumed beverages and snacks on dental erosion among preschool children in Saudi Arabia

  Total number of children Children with erosion Children without erosion Chi-square test: P value
Number % Number %
Type of consumed drink
 Citrus juice (lemon / orange) 72 51 71 21 29 p < 0.04
 Carbonated bottled fruit juice 166 106 64 60 36 p < 0.25
 Fresh fruit juice 161 87 54 74 46 p < 0.02
 Flavored milk 220 135 61 85 39 p < 0.71
 Plain milk 122 71 58 51 42 p < 0.51
Type of preferred snack
 Fruit (orange, banana, apple) 164 88 60 76 40 p < 0.01
 Candy 113 73 65 40 35 p < 0.29
 Sandwich 117 68 58 49 42 p < 0.51
 Donuts 85 59 69 26 31 p < 0.06
 Ice cream 141 85 60 56 40 p < 0.93
 Cake 136 79 58 57 42 p < 0.46