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Table 5 Sales-weighted average sugar content of soft drinks by sugar content category, 2015–2018

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

Soft drink categoryMean sugar content (g per 100 ml) and IQR (Q2, Q1–Q3)p value
2015201620172018
Total soft drinks (g/100 ml)4.4 (2.4, 0.0–9.2)3.9 (1.8, 0.0–7.1)3.5 (2.1, 0.0–6.1)2.9 (1.2, 0.0–4.3)< 0.01
High-sugar (> 8 g/100 ml)11.0 (10.6, 10.6–11.0)11.0 (10.6, 10.6–11.0)11.0 (10.6, 10.6–11.0)10.8 (10.6, 10.6–11.0)0.58
Mid-sugar (5–8 g/100 ml)6.4 (6.1, 5.7–7.3)6.4 (6.3, 6.2–6.8)6.5 (6.5, 5.9–7.4)5.4 (5.2, 5.0–5.7)0.15
Low-sugar (< 0.1–5 g/100 ml)2.5 (2.3, 2.0–3.6)2.4 (1.9, 1.4–3.9)2.4 (2.1, 1.5–3.9)2.2 (1.8, 1.1–2.9)0.85
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 (9.9, 9.6–10.2)10.0 (9.7, 9.3–10.0)9.7 (9.9, 9.2–10.4)9.5 (10.0, 9.2–10.1)0.75
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