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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of the factors

From: Alternative food shoppers and the “quantity dilemma”: a study on the determinants of their purchases at alternative markets

Numerical variables
Variable Unit Min Max Mean Std. Dev.
 Motivation: healthier products 1–5 Likert scale 1.000 5.000 4.801 0.532
 Motivation: high-quality products 1–5 Likert scale 1.000 5.000 4.754 0.567
 Motivation: local products 1–5 Likert scale 1.000 5.000 4.498 0.827
 Motivation: environmentally sustainable products 1–5 Likert scale 1.000 5.000 4.592 0.775
 Motivation: economic saving 1–5 Likert scale 1.000 5.000 3.069 1.271
 Motivation: convenience 1–5 Likert scale 1.000 5.000 3.632 1.227
 Motivation: trust in producers 1–5 Likert scale 1.000 5.000 4.367 0.805
 Household weekly expenditure for food Euros 25.000 300.000 107.630 56.879
Categorical and dummy variables
Variable Type Categories Categories’ description Observations %
 Children under 12 years old Dummy 0 No 758 64.6%
1 Yes 415 35.4%
 Aged over 50 years old Dummy 0 No 751 64.0%
1 Yes 422 36.0%
 Products purchased: fresh fruit and vegetables Dummy 0 No 150 12.8%
1 Yes 1023 87.2%
 Products purchased: animal products Dummy 0 No 495 42.2%
1 Yes 678 57.8%
 Over 1 year participating in the AFN Dummy 0 No 373 31.8%
1 Yes 800 68.2%
 Type of market Categorical FS Farm shop 243 20.7%
FM Farmers’ market 289 24.6%
BOX Box scheme 455 38.8%
SPG Solidarity purchasing group 186 15.9%