ABS to release sweetened beverage consumption figures (Media Release)

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MEDIA ALERT
15 October 2015
Embargo: 11:30 am (Canberra Time)
112/2015

ABS to release sweetened beverage consumption figures

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will tomorrow (16/10) release Consumption of Sweetened Beverages, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4364.0.55.007).

Consumption of Sweetened Beverages, 2011-12 provides an overview of the consumption of sweetened beverages (sugar- and intense-sweetened) among Australians aged 2 years and over, using data from the 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS), the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NATSINPAS), and the 1995 National Nutrition Survey (NNS).

This publication includes information on proportion of consumers and average volume of consumption by demographic, socioeconomic and selected health characteristics, and Indigenous status, as well as consumption trends over time.

Data on sugar content and proportion of energy from sweetened beverages is also included.

Media notes:
  • Sweetened beverages refer to sugar-sweetened or intense-sweetened beverages.
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages are drinks that contain added sugar (cordials, soft drinks, flavoured mineral waters, energy and electrolyte drinks, fortified waters, and fruit and vegetable drinks).
  • Intense-sweetened beverages are drinks that have been artificially sweetened (cordials, soft drinks, flavoured mineral waters, energy and electrolyte drinks).
  • Consumption in this publication is based on the first day of the 24-hour dietary recall.
  • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
  • Media requests and interviews - contact the ABS Communications Section on 1300 175 070.