Investigation on Madimak Consumption Status of Consumers in Central Tokat Province

M. SAYILI, F. ADIGUZEL and B. GOZENER
Gaziosmanpasa University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, 60240 Tokat, Turkey

Abstract

SAYILI, M., F. ADIGUZEL and B. GOZENER, 2013. Investigation on madimak consumption status of consumers in central Tokat province. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 19: 303-313

 

In this study, the status of madimak, a naturally grown endemic plant, consumption of families located in the center district of Tokat province were evaluated, and factors affecting the consumption were analyzed with chi-square test. The relationships between socio-economic characteristics of consumers and madimak consumption amounts were analyzed using variance analysis and LSD test. Data used in the study were gathered from the questionnaires with 245 families in May-June 2010. The results showed that 86.53% of the families surveyed consume madimak. Statistically important relationships were obtained between the madimak consumption and hometown, education level, marital status and total number of individuals at household. The relationships between annual madimak consumption per capita and hometown, education, professions, employment status of the spouses and total number of individuals at household were also statistically important. The results of variance analysis revealed that madimak consumption amounts of consumers significantly differs according to the hometown, professions, employment status of the souses, marital status and total number of individuals at household.

Key words: Madimak consumption, Tokat province, chi-square test, variance analysis

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