CDPHE is excited to share our new fact sheet, “Sugary Drink Consumption in Colorado”, which summarizes data on the prevalence of daily consumption of sugary drinks among adults, youth, and children in the state. We hope that these data will help to inform action, such as targeting efforts to make healthier choices easier choices and reduce sugary drink consumption. Please share the fact sheet with your networks!
- Percent of adults, youth, and children who drank one or more sugary drinks per day, including: any change across recent years and how it varied by region of the state and demographic factors, such as race/ethnicity
- Among daily sugary drink consumers, how many calories and pounds of sugar are consumed
- Associations between daily sugary drink consumption and other unhealthy behaviors and conditions
- Water and diet soda consumption among youth
- Fruit juice consumption among children
Select Colorado Data Highlights
- More than half of high school students (56%) reported drinking one or more sugary drinks per day.
- Adult prevalence of daily sugary drink consumption ranged from 22% in Boulder and Broomfield Counties to 45% in northeast Colorado and Pueblo County.
- More than half of adults aged 18-24 years (55%), with less than high school education (51%), and who were current smokers (53%) reported daily sugary drink consumption.
- High school students were more likely to report daily soda consumption (18%) than daily consumption of sports drinks (12%), energy drinks (5%), other sweetened drinks (15%), or diet soda (6%).
- 24% of high school students reported drinking water less than once per day.
- Daily sugary drink consumption increased with age among children, from 11% among those aged 1-4 years to 17% among those 5-11 years to 29% among those aged 12-14 years.
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For more information about this fact sheet or other chronic disease data in Colorado, contact Renee Calanan.