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Table 2 Correlates of traditional food practices

From: Promoting traditional foods for human and environmental health: lessons from agroecology and Indigenous communities in Ecuador

  TF Production Diversity TF Consumption Diversity TF Consumption Frequency Wild Food Consumption Diversity
Traditional food (TF) practices
 TF consumption diversity 0.61***    
 TF consumption frequency 0.33*** 0.51***   
 Wild food consumption diversity 0.30***  
 Age 0.24**
 Monthly income per capita −0.21** 0.28***
 Time to market
 Education completed 0.25*
Farmer category (agroecological) 0.54*** 0.57*** 0.35***
Farm Production Diversity 0.58*** 0.51*** 0.40*** 0.24**
Caloric share of diet acquired from diverse sources
 Conventional markets −0.38*** −0.41*** −0.34***
 Harvest 0.28*** 0.30*** 0.28***
 Social economy 0.20 0.23**
  1. Correlations are reported using Pearson’s or Spearman’s Rho (R), according to variable distribution. Farmer category is a dummy variable with agroecological set at 1 and reference at 0. Education completed is treated as a continuous variable with values from 0 (none) to 5 (post-secondary). Correlations with R < 0.20 are considered too small to be meaningful and are thus removed for clarity. *, ** and *** indicate significance at the 10, 5 and 1% levels, respectively.