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Table 1 Baseline household characteristics by annual per capita purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages

From: Are price discounts on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) linked to household SSB purchases? – a cross-sectional study in a large US household and retail scanner database

  Annual Per Capita Purchase Total
Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
< 153 oz 153 to < 496 oz 496 to < 1394 oz ≥1394 oz
Sample size 2824 2825 2825 2825 11,299
Household size, N (%)
 1 Member 796 (28.2) 718 (25.4) 631 (22.3) 859 (30.4) 3004 (26.6)
 2 Members 1212 (42.9) 1154 (40.8) 1195 (42.3) 1231 (43.6) 4792 (42.4)
 3/4 Members 631 (22.3) 736 (26.1) 787 (27.9) 616 (21.8) 2770 (24.5)
 5+ Members 185 (6.6) 217 (7.7) 212 (7.5) 119 (4.2) 733 (6.5)
Household Income, N (%)
  < $25,000 293 (10.4) 276 (9.8) 324 (11.5) 495 (17.5) 1388 (12.3)
 $25,000 - $34,000 248 (8.8) 247 (8.7) 287 (10.2) 380 (13.5) 1162 (10.3)
 $35,000 - $49,000 462 (16.4) 431 (15.3) 437 (15.5) 509 (18.0) 1839 (16.3)
 $50,000 - $69,000 514 (18.2) 546 (19.3) 522 (18.5) 532 (18.8) 2114 (18.7)
 $70,000 - $99,000 603 (21.4) 680 (24.1) 649 (23.0) 551 (19.5) 2483 (22.0)
 ≥ $100,000  704 (24.9) 645 (22.8) 606 (21.5) 358 (12.7) 2313 (20.5)
Income per capita, N (%)
  ≤ $15,000 398 (14.1) 471 (16.7) 558 (19.8) 652 (23.1) 2079 (18.4)
 $15,001 - $30,000 1036 (36.7) 1034 (36.6) 1037 (36.7) 1046 (37.0) 4153 (36.8)
 $30,001 - $50,000 768 (27.2) 731 (25.9) 707 (25.0) 676 (23.9) 2882 (25.5)
  ≥ $50,000 622 (22.0) 589 (20.8) 523 (18.5) 451 (16.0) 2185 (19.3)
Male head age, N (%)
  < 35 Years 175 (6.2) 226 (8.0) 199 (7.0) 130 (4.6) 730 (6.5)
 35–54 Years 674 (23.9) 765 (27.1) 795 (28.1) 730 (25.8) 2964 (26.2)
 55+ Years 1188 (42.1) 1097 (38.8) 1135 (40.2) 1225 (43.4) 4645 (41.1)
 No Male Head 787 (27.9) 737 (26.1) 696 (24.6) 740 (26.2) 2960 (26.2)
Female head age, N (%)
  < 35 Years 275 (9.7) 321 (11.4) 288 (10.2) 190 (6.7) 1074 (9.5)
 35–54 Years 849 (30.1) 939 (33.2) 1035 (36.6) 875 (31.0) 3698 (32.7)
 55+ Years 1420 (50.3) 1301 (46.1) 1249 (44.2) 1326 (46.9) 5296 (46.9)
 No Female Head 280 (9.9) 264 (9.3) 253 (9.0) 434 (15.4) 1231 (10.9)
Male head education, N (%)
 High School or Less 419 (14.8) 455 (16.1) 576 (20.4) 742 (26.3) 2192 (19.4)
 Some College 479 (17.0) 548 (19.4) 592 (21.0) 642 (22.7) 2261 (20.0)
 College Grad 1139 (40.3) 1085 (38.4) 961 (34.0) 701 (24.8) 3886 (34.4)
 No Male Head 787 (27.9) 737 (26.1) 696 (24.6) 740 (26.2) 2960 (26.2)
Female head education, N (%)
 High School or Less 482 (17.1) 458 (16.2) 575 (20.4) 749 (26.5) 2264 (20.0)
 Some College 669 (23.7) 732 (25.9) 766 (27.1) 762 (27.0) 2929 (25.9)
 College Grad 1393 (49.3) 1371 (48.5) 1231 (43.6) 880 (31.2) 4875 (43.1)
 No Female Head 280 (9.9) 264 (9.3) 253 (9.0) 434 (15.4) 1231 (10.9)
Male head occupation, N (%)
 White Collar 1041 (36.9) 988 (35.0) 882 (31.2) 715 (25.3) 3626 (32.1)
 Blue Collar 391 (13.8) 471 (16.7) 612 (21.7) 661 (23.4) 2135 (18.9)
 Other 605 (21.4) 629 (22.3) 635 (22.5) 709 (25.1) 2578 (22.8)
 No Male Head 787 (27.9) 737 (26.1) 696 (24.6) 740 (26.2) 2960 (26.2)
Female head occupation, N (%)
 White Collar 1282 (45.4) 1329 (47.0) 1324 (46.9) 1085 (38.4) 5020 (44.4)
 Blue Collar 200 (7.1) 241 (8.5) 273 (9.7) 267 (9.5) 981 (8.7)
 Other 1062 (37.6) 991 (35.1) 975 (34.5) 1039 (36.8) 4067 (36.0)
 No Female Head 280 (9.9) 264 (9.3) 253 (9.0) 434 (15.4) 1231 (10.9)
Presence of children, N (%)
 No 2271 (80.4) 2161 (76.5) 2122 (75.1) 2354 (83.3) 8908 (78.8)
 Yes 553 (19.6) 664 (23.5) 703 (24.9) 471 (16.7) 2391 (21.2)
Race, N (%)
 White 2414 (85.5) 2373 (84.0) 2329 (82.4) 2347 (83.1) 9463 (83.8)
 Black 142 (5.0) 199 (7.0) 279 (9.9) 279 (9.9) 899 (8.0)
 Other 268 (9.5) 253 (9.0) 217 (7.7) 199 (7.0) 937 (8.3)
Hispanic origin, N (%)
 No 2685 (95.1) 2643 (93.6) 2621 (92.8) 2678 (94.8) 10,627 (94.1)
 Yes 139 (4.9) 182 (6.4) 204 (7.2) 147 (5.2) 672 (5.9)
Region, N (%)
 New England 179 (6.3) 171 (6.1) 201 (7.1) 152 (5.4) 703 (6.2)
 Middle Atlantic 183 (6.5) 167 (5.9) 134 (4.7) 105 (3.7) 589 (5.2)
 East North Central 461 (16.3) 465 (16.5) 479 (17.0) 525 (18.6) 1930 (17.1)
 West North Central 213 (7.5) 209 (7.4) 194 (6.9) 218 (7.7) 834 (7.4)
 South Atlantic 455 (16.1) 535 (18.9) 527 (18.7) 562 (19.9) 2079 (18.4)
 East South Central 148 (5.2) 164 (5.8) 212 (7.5) 223 (7.9) 747 (6.6)
 West South Central 220 (7.8) 228 (8.1) 247 (8.7) 232 (8.2) 927 (8.2)
 Mountain 352 (12.5) 370 (13.1) 379 (13.4) 420 (14.9) 1521 (13.5)
 Pacific 613 (21.7) 516 (18.3) 452 (16.0) 388 (13.7) 1969 (17.4)
Metropolitan/urban/rural a, N (%)
 Metropolitan 2588 (91.6) 2575 (91.2) 2545 (90.1) 2487 (88.0) 10,195 (90.2)
 Urban and Rural 236 (8.4) 250 (8.8) 280 (9.9) 338 (12.0) 1104 (9.8)
  1. aMetropolitan: population more than 250,000; Urban and rural: population less than 250,000