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Table 3 Descriptive statistics and variable definition

From: Labeling food safety attributes: to inform or not to inform?

Variable Description Mean Std. Dev.
Attitudes, knowledge, and opinion
 Personal health issues Food purchasing decision based on health issues, 1 = never to 4 = always 2.81 0.85
 Food labels Food purchasing decision based on food labels, 1 = never to 4 = always 2.85 0.81
 Read labels Frequency of reading food labels, 1 = never to 4 = always 2.95 0.80
 Knowledge vaccines Knowledge of animal vaccines, 1 = nothing to 4 = a great deal 2.33 0.95
 Accept vaccines Acceptance of animal vaccines, 1 = totally unacceptable to 5 = totally acceptable 3.09 1.12
 Burgers cooked Preference of cooking beef burgers, 1 = rare to 4 = well done 3.07 0.81
Opinion about the government’s role
 Label vaccines Meat from vaccinated cattle should be labeled, 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree 3.91 1.11
 Ensure safety Government should ensure safety of food, 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree 4.14 1.13
 Mandate vaccines Government should mandate the use of animal vaccines, 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree 3.34 1.24
Demographics
 Primary shopper 1 if subject does most of household grocery shopping, 0 otherwise 0.93 0.26
 Children at home 1 if subject lives with children under 18 years of age, 0 otherwise 0.38 0.49
 College 1 if subject has some college education or higher, 0 otherwise 0.82 0.38
 Male 1 if subject is male, 0 female 0.40 0.49
 White 1 if subject’s ethnicity is white, 0 otherwise 0.71 0.45
 Income Household income, in thousands 57.32 51.13
 Age Age in years 46.49 16.66