Table 21. Estimated Regression Coefficients for Foods Predicting Teaspoon Equivalents of Added Sugars by Sex

For teaspoons of added sugars, the model is:

E (Added sugars) = b0+ b1Kid + b2Teen + b15NFG15P15 + b16NFG16P16 + ... + b24NFG24P24

The estimates of the regression parameters are:

Parameter Mean Low: < 11 High: ≥ 23
Males
Intercept (b0) 10.063610 -0.159617 -2.408912
Age: Kid group (b1) 0.644569 -0.036967 0.048318
Age: Teen group (b2) 2.706909 -0.529984 0.526435
Frozen desserts (b15) 2.313536 -0.403704 0.378007
Soda (b16) 0.644058 -0.102825 0.091871
Sugar/honey in coffee/tea (b17) 3.681715 -0.602808 0.563884
Fruitades/sports drinks (b18) 0.495203 -0.076618 0.068554
Candy (b19) 1.673119 -0.267760 0.254405
Doughnuts (b20) 0.658999 -0.120105 0.106515
Cookies, cake, pie, brownies (b21) 0.624016 -0.033210 0.047812
First tertile added sugars cereals (b22) -9.586924 2.800736 -3.080260
Second tertile added sugars cereals (b23) 0.405884 -0.105032 0.114117
Third tertile added sugars cereals (b24) 0.769045 -0.136463 0.131223
Females
Intercept (b0) 9.989890 0.151159 -3.322518
Age: Kid group (b1) 1.155924 -0.327268 0.364899
Age: Teen group (b2) 0.313295 -0.140248 0.139650
Frozen desserts (b15) 1.058834 -0.232835 0.259852
Soda (b16) 0.676036 -0.138347 0.133796
Sugar/honey in coffee/tea (b17) 2.958761 -0.690124 0.718442
Fruitades/sports drinks (b18) 0.453100 -0.108308 0.108267
Candy (b19) 1.781276 -0.335298 0.340044
Doughnuts (b20) -0.064991 0.025078 -0.019972
Cookies, cake, pie, brownies (b21) 0.275522 -0.054624 0.059917
First tertile added sugars cereals (b22) -13.976705 5.286609 -6.001688
Second tertile added sugars cereals (b23) 0.782372 -0.199817 0.200273
Third tertile added sugars cereals (b24) 0.865238 -0.173287 0.191559

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