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Red Meat, White Meat and Seafood Consumption Patterns in Turkey

Author(s): M. Kamil Dilek | Hamdi Aydin | Kemal Aydin

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 10;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 858;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Red meat | white meat | seafood consumption | household | socioeconomic and demographic factors | Turkey

This study explorers consumption of red meat, white meat and seafood in Turkey by utilizing the raw data of Household Budget and Consumption Expenditures survey conducted by Turkish Statistical Institution in the years 2003-2006. A total of 51.423 households expenditure of red meat, white meat and seafood pattern were analyzed with regards to income, education, occupation, rural-urban, gender and household size. According to results within 4 years period in average 50% of the householders in Turkey consumed red meat, 70% of them consumed white meat and 33% of them consumed seafood. In terms of mean monthly expenditure of red meat, white meat and seafood was 41, 12 and 9 TL, respectively. Overall, preference and consumption of these three food categories were statistically significantly varied among socioeconomic and demographic factors.
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