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Table 6 Food consumption frequency and composite market integration index in Allada-Bohicon and Toffo-Bohicon market clusters

From: Assessing the role of market integration in the consumption of traditional foods in Benin: a joint price instability coefficient and diet composition approach

Foods Food consumption frequency (days/week)a Market integration indicator G
Allada Toffo Bohicon Allada-Bohicon cluster Toffo-Bohicon cluster
Egusi 7 2.8 34.5
Maize 6 6 4 3.6 1.4
Palm oil 4 2 5 3.2 75.3
Traditional foodsb 5 5 5 4.3 5.3
Vegetal oil 2 2 2 6.3 78.6
Rice 1 2 4.2 77.8
Introduced foodsb 2 2 2 5.3 78.1
Variation between traditional and introduced foods (%) − 60.0 − 60.0 − 60.0 + 23.2 + 13.7
  1. aValues of consumption frequency are averages of 174 households in Allada, 183 in Toffo, and 115 in Bohicon
  2. bFigures in italics are product type-wise averages
  3. – data not available