Demographic characteristics related to consumption of snail meat among inhabitants of Bori, Nigeria

  • M.B. Nodu
  • O.M Adesope
  • E.C. Matthews-Njoku


The study investigates the demographic characteristics related to the consumption of snail meat in Bori, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was administered to 48 respondents who were systematically selected from 24 households in the study area. Data analysis was by the use of both descriptive (frequencies and percentages) and inferential (chi-square) statistics. Findings of the study revealed that most of the respondents are male, single, between 20 and 30 years and have formal education. Also it was found that most respondents earn between N1, 000 and N10, 000 as income. Consumption level (number of snails) of snail meat was found to be high (70.83%), but frequency (number of times) of consumption was low (93.75%). The study found no significant relationship between gender, marital status, age, education, income and consumption level of snail meat. However, significant relationship was found between frequency of snail meat consumption and gender, marital status, education. It was recommended that government and non government-owned livestock extension organizations in the area should intensify awareness about importance of snail meat and also encourage domestication of snails.

(Af. J. of Livestock Extension: 2003 2: 54-57)

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