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Table 3 Nutritional quality of food and drinks in vending machines at baseline and follow-up

From: Healthier choices in an Australian health service: a pre-post audit of an intervention to improve the nutritional value of foods and drinks in vending machines and food outlets

Variable       Machines selling drinksa         Machines selling fooda  
2007 (n=61) 2011 (n=62) 2007 (n=34) 2011 (n=47)
Amber/green slots per machine, mean % 29% 51%* 1% 3%
Machines with at least 80% amber/green, n (%) 0 4 (6%) 0 1b (2%)
Machines with all red drinks 375 ml or less, n (%) 19c (31%) 27 (44%)   
Machines with amber/green items labelled, n (%) 0 16 (26%)** 0 3 (6%)
  1. *p<0.05, **p<0.01.
  2. aCombination machines selling both drinks and snacks are included in totals. The number of combination machines at baseline was 7 and at follow-up was 19.
  3. bThis was a sandwich machine.
  4. cThese machines were selling cans of drink only.