(Step 3). Covariates adjusted for in multivariable models of sugar-sweetened beverages and type 2 diabetes: 11 cohorts. 1. Calculated as proportion change from the age-adjusted model or a fairly simple model: (RRage adjusted - RRmodel)/(RRage adjusted - 1). ↑ denotes an increase in the risk estimate. 2. For the MESA cohort, the model information was based on author correspondence reported in a 2010 meta-analysis . BL, adjustment variable based on baseline assessment. All cohorts used Cox proportional hazards models, except JPHC , which used logistic regression.