Food consumption pattern in urban households: The case study of Uyo metropolis in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

  • GS Umoh

Abstract

This research was conducted to assess the household food consumption pattern in Uyo metropolis of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Cross-sectional data were collected from 90 households for analysis. The results show inverse relationship between per caput food consumption expenditure and family size. Consumption expenditure per household however increases with the level of education, household size and income level. Regression analysis results confirm household disposable income to be major determinant of household consumption of all foods, staples and beverages respectively. The problem highlighted include efforts toward equitable redistribution of income among all income earners.

 

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