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Title: The meat consumption pattern and gender differences; a Sri Lankan urban public approach
Authors: Jemziya, M. B. Fathima
Sivarajah, P.
Keywords: Food habit
Gender differences
Health conscious
Meat consumption
Processed meat products
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2020
Publisher: Faculty of Technology, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Citation: Sri Lankan Journal of Technology (SLJoT), 1(1): pp. 21- 25.
Abstract: The present study was designed to evaluate the genderbased differences in meat consumption patterns, preferences and concerns. In order to do approach this study, 385 respondents were randomly selected, interviewed using semi-structured questionnaires and statistically interpreted. According to the findings of this study it was reported that women consume conventional meat more while the men are addicted to consume processed meat products more than women did. The men prefer red meat; beef and mutton, on the other hand, women prefer chicken based products. The frequency of meat consumption on daily basis was higher among men compared to women. The male population targeted the processed meat products due to the convenience, delicacy, and no any other choices in the food outlets. In contrasts, hectic scheduled life and storability were considered to make the women depend on the processed meat products. The men concerned about the meat products regards on high fat and difficult to digest and the women were due to excessive salt, sugar and harmful substances. However, both were aware of harmful chemical additives and high calories. Eventually, the meat consumption patterns were significantly (p < 0.05) influenced by gender differences due to their lifestyles, social behaviors, economic status and educational level.
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