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Table 2 Frequency distribution (percentage %) of students by weekly intake of soft drinks, sugared coffee tea, and chocolate/candy and by place of origin and sex, 1999–2001.

From: Oral health behavior patterns among Tanzanian university students: a repeat cross-sectional survey

  Urban Rural
  Total Female Male Total Female Male
1999 n = 421 (%) n = 185 (%) n = 236 (%) n = 207 (%) n = 48(%) n = 159(%)
Soft drinks 216(51) 89 (49) 127 (53) 59 (29)** 20 (42) 39 (25)*
Sugared coffee/tea 382 (91) 163 (88) 219 (93) 187 (90) 44 (92) 143 (90)
Chocolate/candy 50 (12) 37 (20) 13 (6)** 11 (5)* 4 (6) 7 (5)
2001 617 (%) 226 (%) 391 (%) 358 (%) 98 (%) 260 (%)
Soft drinks 341 (56) 126 (56) 215 (55) 154 (44)** 46 (43) 111 (43)
Sugared coffee/tea 509 (83) 179 (79) 330 (85) 314 (88)* 84 (82) 232 (90)
Chocolate/candy 57 (9) 35 (16) 22 (6)** 16 (4)* 8 (8) 8 (3)*
  1. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.001.