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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: January-March | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 75-81

Evaluating the Consumption of Non-Home Prepared Food in Anambra State, Nigeria

Akalagboro O. I1, Oguagbaka S. K2, Oti E. U3

1Department of Statistics, Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria
2Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Nigeria
3 Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Corresponding Author: Akalagboro O. I


This study examines the consumption of non-home prepared food in Anambra State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study is to assess the determinants of consumption of non-home prepared food in Anambra State and to ascertain the economic importance of non home prepared food in Anambra State. Primary source of that collection was employed in this study through administration of a well structured Questionnaire. The statistical tools used in this study include the frequency distribution, percentage distribution, descriptive analysis and Chi-square analysis. The findings of this study that sex, age, marital status, occupation, and average monthly income has significant impact on patronage of non-home prepared food. It was found that more males patronize non-home prepared food than females. Also, findings showed that as the age grade increases patronage of non-home prepared food decreases. It was found that single respondents often patronize non-home prepared food than married respondents. Further findings showed that non salary earners equally patronize non-home prepared food than salary earners. Also, findings showed that respondents with less than 10000 average monthly income patronize non-home prepared food mostly followed by respondents with 10000 to 19000 average monthly income. This result indicates that as average monthly income increases, patronage of non-home prepared food decreases. However, findings revealed that non-home prepared food does not significantly impact on the economy of Anambra State.

Keywords: Age, Food, Monthly Income, Occupation, Sex, Patronage,

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