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Table 7 Regression results: sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, affordability and obesity

From: Sugar-sweetened beverage affordability and the prevalence of overweight and obesity in a cross section of countries

Dependent variable: prevalence of obesity, POB
Equation (3b) Ln(·) Coefficient Std. Errora t-statistic
Per capita consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages Q 3.27** 0.77 4.27
Per capita consumption of water QW 0.34 0.64 0.52
Dietary energy supply DES 15.27** 4.11 3.71
Employment in services ESE 8.91** 2.35 3.80
Gender inequality index GII 4.68** 0.91 5.16
Number of physicians PHY 0.61 0.49 1.24
Constant = 146.91, F-statistic = 48.35 (p < 0.01), Adj. R-squared = 0.67, n = 144
Equation (4b) Ln(·) Coefficient Std. Errora t-statistic
Sugar-sweetened beverage affordability SBA −3.81** 1.07 −3.57
(Average) Price of water PW 0.70 1.37 0.51
Dietary energy supply DES 10.83** 4.00 2.71
Employment in services ESE 8.93* 3.45 2.59
Gender inequality index GII 5.21** 0.98 5.32
Number of physicians PHY 0.60 0.54 1.11
Constant = −93.43, F-statistic = 38.70 (p < 0.01), Adj. R-squared = 0.66, n = 120
  1. Notes: ln(·) is natural log. * and ** denote p < 0.01 and p < 0.05, respectively
  2. aWhite’s heteroskedasticity-adjusted standard errors