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Table 4 The average sugar content of soft drink products by category, 2015–2018

From: Reductions in sugar sales from soft drinks in the UK from 2015 to 2018

Soft drink categoryMean sugar content (g/100 ml) and IQR (Q2, Q1–Q3)
2015201620172018p value
Total soft drinks (g/100 ml)5.4 (5.0, 0.2–10.0)5.0 (4.3, 0.0–9.5)4.5 (4.1, 0.0–8.9)3.9 (3.8, 0.0–7.1)< 0.01
High-sugar (> 8 g/100 ml)10.8 (10.8, 10.0–11.8)10.6 (10.6, 9.6–11.3)10.6 (10.6, 9.9–11.0)10.6 (10.6, 10.0–11.0)0.18
Mid-sugar (5–8 g/100 ml)6.7 (6, 6.0–7.3)6.8 (6.8, 6.0–7.3)6.7 (6.7, 5.9–7.2)7.0 (7.0, 5.8–7.3)0.94
Low-sugar (0.1–5 g/100 ml)0.9 (0.9, 0.5–3.2)1.1 (1.1, 0.5–3.8)3.1 (3.1, 0.7–4.5)4.2 (4.2, 0.9–4.7)< 0.01
Zero-sugar (< 0.1 g/100 ml)0.0 (0.0–0.0)0.0 (0.0–0.0)0.0 (0.0–0.0)0.0 (0.0–0.0)0.99
Exempt (g/100 ml)10.0 (10.0, 8.7–11.0)9.8 (9.8, 8.6–11.0)9.8 (9.8, 8.6–11.0)9.7 (9.7, 8.7–11.0)0.21
Bottled water0.0 (0.0–0.0)0.0 (0.0–0.0)0.0 (0.0–0.0)0.0 (0.0–0.0)0.99