Table 3.

Beverage Intakes of Children

BeverageOur StudyDennison et al2
(n = 94)
Interview 1
(n= 105)
Interview 2
(n = 104)
Milk (ounces/day)12.5  ± 7.6*, a 12.2  ± 8.5a 9.8  ± 6.1b
Fruit juice
(ounces/day)
5.6  ± 4.96.0  ± 5.45.9  ± 4.7
Soda pop
(ounces/day)
2.7  ± 3.5a 3.3  ± 4.2a 1.2  ± 1.5b
Other drinks
(ounces/day)§
3.7  ± 6.4a 4.3  ± 5.8a 1.9  ± 2.8b
Total beverages
(ounces/day)
24.5  ± 10.6a 25.7  ± 9.7a 18.7  ± 8.4b
Total beverages
(mL/kg/d)
64.7  ± 28.3a 63.2  ± 24.0a 43.2  ± 20.9b
  • * Mean ± SD.

  • Values with different letter superscripts are significantly different, P ≤ .05, tested by Student's ttest.

  • 100% juice only.

  • § Punch, lemonade, juice drinks, etc, excluding water.