Table 5.

Children's Growth Parameters by Fruit Juice Intake

ParameterLeast Squares Means
(±SEM) by Juice Intake
FPr > F
<12 Ounces
(n = 93)
≥12 Ounces
(n = 12)
Height (cm)* 90.71  ± 0.3090.58  ± 0.450.120.73
Body mass index
(kg/m2)
16.3  ± 0.1316.4  ± 0.200.660.42
Ponderal index
(kg/m3)
18.0  ± 0.1618.2  ± 0.260.390.53
  • * Model also included interview, interview/juice category interaction, child's age, gender, age/gender interaction, and maternal height; child's age, gender, and maternal height were significant (P ≤ .05) in predicting child's height.

  • Models included interview, interview/juice category interaction, child's age, gender, age/gender interaction, and maternal height and body mass index. There were no significant variables in the models for body mass index; in the ponderal index model, only child's age was a significant variable (P ≤ .05).