Soft drink consumption daily, by educational attainment (NH)


Proportion of survey respondants, by how much soft drink or cordial containing sugar they consume: at least 1 glass per day.

The following question is included in Statistics Norway's survey of level of living, health conditions:
"How many glasses of soft drink or cordial containing sugar do you usually drink per day or per week?"
- Two glasses or more a day
- 1 glass a day
- 2-6 glasses a week
- 1 glass a week
- less than 1 glass a week

Full Title

Soft drink consumption daily, by educational attainment (NH)

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB

Date of Production


Contact Person

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier
Øyvind Hesselberg

Date of Distribution



Date: 2017-06-23

Type: Endelig


The method used for age standardisation is indirect standardisation using a fixed population reference. The reference is the sum of men and women in 5-year age groups in Norway in 2015.



Geographical level

Country and health region


Both genders

Age groups

25-79 years

Time periods

2005, 2008, 2012 and 2015

Kind of Data

Statistics based on fewer than 3 cases is hidden to protect the identity of the patients. Figures are also hidden when the population group in which the cases originate, is smaller than 30 persons.

If more than 20 per cent of the cases in a time series are hidden due to the abovementioned reasons, the complete time series is hidden to avoid giving a skewed impression.
The complete time series is also hidden if more than 50 per cent of the values in the series are based on fewer than 10 cases. In this case, the figures are regarded as too uncertain.

Frequency of updates

Every 3-4 years


Data is collected every 3-4 years from Statistics Norway's survey of level of living. A nationally representative sample of 10 000 individuals is drawn, with around 7 000 completing the survey via a personal or telephone interview. Survey participants are required to assess their own health, illness, disability, living habits and utility of health services. People living in institutions are not included. Each survey provides an indication of the population's health at a given point in time (cross-sectional survey). Repition of the survey provides an indication of developments in health over time. Nationally representative data.


helse, selvrapportert, god helse, dårlig helse, uhelse, vanhelse, sunnhet, usunnhet, frisk, syk, sykdom

Data quality

The health survey is a stable and regular source of data about different aspects of the population's health. In recent years, the survey has had a participation rate of around 60%, which is good compared with other health surveys in Norway. The question concerning soft drinks has remained unchanged and is comparable over time.


Det er anbefalt at sukker utgjør maksimalt 10 prosent av det totale energiinntaket. For å nå dette målet bør man velge vann som drikke og redusere inntaket av tilsatt sukker.

Til tross for nedgang i salg og konsum, er det et alt for høyt brusforbruk i den norske befolkningen. Høyt inntak av sukkerholdige drikker kan øke risikoen for utvikling av flere livsstilssykdommer.

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