Nigerian Journal of Animal Production

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The role of household composition in egg consumption in the Obafemi Awolowo University Community

AB Ayanwale, JO Ajetomobi


This paper examined the role of household composition in egg consumption in Obafemi Awolowo University Community. An Ordinary Least Square regression model was used to obtain at-home demand function parameter estimates for egg. Positive and significant relationship was found between quantity of eggs consumed and both household size and the age of children. A 1% increase in each of the variables would cause a 4.68% and 5.71% increase in egg consumption respectively. The need for education of the household on the importance of egg consumption and keeping an optimum family size was suggested based on the findings of the study.

Keywords: Household composition, egg consumption, egg marketing, nutrition, policies.

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