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Table 1 Definition and descriptive statistics of the variables used for the study (n = 600)

From: Effect of households’ dietary knowledge on local (ofada) rice consumption in southwest Nigeria

VariableDefinitionMean
Dependent variableQuantity of rice consumed (Kg) 
 Quantity of local (Ofada) riceLocal (ofada) rice consumed per month (kg)15.98 (9.79)
Endogenous variable
 Dietary Knowledge ScoreSum of 10 binary indicators covering respondent’s dietary knowledge4.67 (0.24)
Continuous variables
 Income per monthHousehold income per month (₦)97,745.03 (59,479.68)
 Household sizeNumber of people in the household0.52 (0.50)
Discrete (binary)
 Gender dummy, male = 1, female = 0Male or female3.25
 Age 20–30Respondent between age 20–300.22
 Age 31–40Respondent between age 31–400.40
 Age 41–50Respondent between age 41–500.30
 Age above 50Respondent age 51 and above0.12
 PersonalPersonal source of information is the information gained through personal experience0.31
 Family memberInformation from family member0.25
 AssociatesInformation from associates0.09
 NutritionistInformation from nutritionist0.15
 Health care professionalsInformation from health care professionals0.18
 Household meal plannerMeal planner is the one who takes time to plan the meals for the household.0.64
 Member on special dietWhether any household member is on special Diet0.06
 FarmingFarming occupation0.09
 Civil servantGovernment worker0.61
 ArtisanArtisans are workers in a skilled trade0.22
 LagosResides in Lagos State0.41
 OgunResides in Ogun State0.42
 OsunResides in Osun State0.41
 HomeRice consumed at home0.78
 AwayRice consumed away from home0.28
 No formal educationNo formal education0.05
 Adult literacyAdult education0.05
 PrimaryPrimary education0.04
 Junior secondaryJunior secondary education0.04
 Senior secondarySenior secondary education0.10
 TertiaryTertiary education0.61
  1. Standard deviation in parentheses