Table 3.

Children's Beverage Consumption*

2-Year-Old Children5-Year-Old ChildrenP value <
(N = 94)(N = 74)
Milk (oz/day)9.8  ± 6.111.0  ± 6.9NS
 (all varieties)(0.6 to 31.8) (1.1 to 38.2)
Fruit juice (oz/day)5.9  ± 4.75.0  ± 4.4NS
 (100% juice)(0 to 17.8) (0 to 22.3)
Soda pop (oz/day)1.2  ± 1.52.1  ± 1.9.001
(0 to 8.9) (0 to 8.5)
Other drinks (oz/day)1.9  ± 2.83.1  ± 3.4.01
 (excluding water)(0 to 12.6) (0 to 13.6)
Total beverages (oz/day)18.7  ± 8.421.2  ± 8.2NS
(3.6 to 43.8) (6.3 to 46.3)
Total beverages (mL/kg/day)43.2  ± 20.932.6  ± 13.3.0001
(6.9 to 102.9) (9.6 to 76.4)
  • * All data shown are the mean of 7 days of dietary data ± SD (range).

  • Student's t test, 2-year-old children versus 5-year-old children; NS = not significant (P > .05).