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Table 3 Others features of the sample

From: How alternative food networks work in a metropolitan area? An analysis of Solidarity Purchase Groups in Northern Italy

  Percentage
SPG attendance time
 1 year or less 9.4
 2 years 13.8
 3 years 15.3
 4 years 14.0
 5 years or more 47.4
 Total 100
Role inside SPG
 I am not actively involved in the organization, and I am an occasional user. 7
 I am not actively involved in the organization, but I am a regular user. 27.8
 I am actively involved in the organization, but I am not dealing with suppliers. 26
 I am actively involved in the organization, and I deal with suppliers. 39.1
 Total 100
Percentage of food expenditure from SPG
 0–20% 16.1
 20–30% 20.1
 30–40% 23.1
 More than 40% 40.6
 Total 100
Motivation to participate in a SPG
 Solidarity with producers and the territory 24.3
 Affordability 0.5
 Quality of food 41.8
 Awareness to environmental issues 32.5
 Opportunity for socialization 1
 Total 100
Urban/rural character of SPG participants
 Lives in an OECD urban municipality (> 150 people/km2) 96.9
 Lives in an OECD rural municipality (< 150 people/km2) but belonging to a FUA 1.9
 Lives in an OECD rural municipality 1.2
  1. Source: our elaborations from sample data