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Table 2 Demographic characteristics and frequency of meals consumed in restaurants of the sample

From: Does ‘local’ matter in restaurant choice? Results of a discrete choice experiment targeting German and Italian consumers

Country Freq. Percent
Germany 500 50
Italy 500 50
Age
 18–24 115 12
 25–34 185 19
 35–44 215 22
 45–54 260 26
 Over 54 225 23
Gender
 Female 505 51
 Male 495 50
Level of education
 Elementary school 73 7
 Secondary school 623 62
 University degree and doctorate degree 304 30
Frequency at restaurants
 At least once a week 198 20
 More than once a month 378 38
 More than once every 3 months 268 27
 More than once every 6 months 86 9
 More than once a year 70 7
Number of family members
 Single 160 16
 Two 300 30
 Three 268 27
 Four 201 20
 More than five 71 7
Number of children (younger than 12 years old)
 None 697 70
 One 207 21
 Two 81 8
 More than two 15 2
Residence
 Capital 87 9
 Large city (more than 100,000 inhabitants) 243 24
 Urban area 50,000–100,000 inhabitants 169 17
 Urban area 10,000–49,999 inhabitants 248 25
 Urban area with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants 115 12
 Rural area 138 14
Family income1
 Low 222 22
 Medium 395 40
 Medium–high 333 33
 Very high 50 5
  1. 1 Low the family income allows me/us to reach the end of the month with great difficulty, medium the family income allows me/us to reach the end of the month well, but without saving anything, medium–high the family income allows me/us to reach the end of the month and to save something, very high the family income allows me/us to reach the end of the month quite easily