Determinants of Consumption of Food Away From Home In Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria

Bamiro, O.M. (2012) Determinants of Consumption of Food Away From Home In Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Management, 2 (5). pp. 15-23. ISSN 2251-1571

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Abstract

This study assessed the determinants of FAFH consumption in Lagos State, Nigeria. Data were obtained through multistage sampling technique, which involves the selection of two local government areas in the heart of Lagos metropolis and two local government areas in the peri-urban area of the metropolis. Descriptive statistics, Probit and Tobit regression models were employed for data analysis. Generally the level of expenditure on FAFH was influenced by sex; the household size and the proportion of adults in the household, when decomposed into bolus, non-bolus and snacks, the results indicate that sex, household size and the proportion of females in the household influenced the level of expenditure on bolus while the proportion of adults in the household and the proportion of females in the households affects the level of expenditure on non-bolus and only the sex of the consumers determine the level of expenditure on snacks. Female folks resident in Lagos metropolis and by extension, in Nigeria, should reduce their consumption of snacks and thereby reduce the danger of obesity associated with the high consumption of snacks. There is the need for the women folks to lay more emphasis on food at home to enable them to teach the younger folks how to cook several dishes. The present day increase in the numbers of FAFH consumers in Nigeria necessitates the need for appropriate government agency to ensure the establishment of standardized food facilities for FAFH, monitor the preparation of FAFH and the safety of FAFH. Key Words: Food, Away, Home, Bolus, Non-bolus, Consumption, Lagos

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: OLASUNKANMI BAMIRO
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 18:58
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/134

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