Determinants of Consumption of Food Away From Home In Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria


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This study assessed the determinants of FAFH consumption in Lagos State, Nigeria. Data were obtained through a multistage sampling technique, which involves the selection of two local government areas in
the heart of Lagos metropolis and two local government areas in the peri-urban area of the metropolis. Descriptive statistics, Probit, and Tobit regression models were employed for data analysis. Generally,
the level of expenditure on FAFH was influenced by sex; the household size and the proportion of adults in the household, when decomposed into a bolus, non-bolus, and snacks, the results indicate that sex, household size, and the proportion of females in the household influenced the level of expenditure on bolus while the proportion of adults in the household and the proportion of females in the households
affects the level of expenditure on non-bolus and only the sex of the consumers determine the level of expenditure on snacks. Female folks resident in Lagos metropolis and by extension, in Nigeria, should
reduce their consumption of snacks and thereby reduce the danger of obesity associated with the high consumption of snacks. There is the need for the women folks to lay more emphasis on food at home to
enable them to teach the younger folks how to cook several dishes. The present-day increase in the numbers of FAFH consumers in Nigeria necessitates the need for an appropriate government agency to ensure the establishment of standardized food facilities for FAFH, monitor the preparation of FAFH, and the safety of FAFH.


Food-away-from-home consumption has increased globally particularly in developed and developing countries. In China, for instance, more Chinese are now eating outside the home in restaurants, hence dining out caused their FAFH expenditure to increase from 5.03% in 1992 to 14.7% in 2002 (Insik Min, 2004). Nigeria, a nation that was formerly a producing nation has recently become a consuming nation due to a shift in focus from agriculture to the oil sector in the 1970s. Hence the prices of agricultural products as well as manufactured products are skyrocketing on daily basis, and thereby keep the inflation rate on two-digits. The current inflation or high price of the commodity in Nigeria has compelled more married women to seek paid employment as a means of augmenting the family income and thus improve the standard of living of the family which may result in irregularities of food eating at home
(Odukoya, 2005). A similar consequence is the consumption of food way from home by children while in and out of school.


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Agricultural Economics

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