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Table 3 Pastoral household food basket during wet and dry seasons

From: Role of camel milk in pastoral livelihoods in Kenya: contribution to household diet and income

Foodstuff Wet season Dry season Chi-square
Daily consumption (kg or L) Average prices/kg or L Expenditure (KSh) Proportion of total expenditure (%) Daily consumption (kg or L) Average prices/kg or L Expenditure (KSh) Proportion of total expenditure (%)
Cow milk 1.63 48.69 79.36 10.40 0.52 50.71 26.37 3.91 2.278
Camel milk 2.04 53.80 109.75 14.38 2.54 74.80 189.99 28.19 4.887**
Cow meat 0.54 266.00 143.64 18.83 0.21 294.00 61.74 9.16 3.071
Goat meat 0.43 308.25 132.55 17.37 0.33 358.35 118.26 17.55 0.028
Camel meat 0.64 278.50 178.24 23.36 0.54 321.50 173.61 25.76 0.053
Maize meal 0.52 70.20 36.50 4.78 0.42 67.40 28.31 4.20 0.019
Vegetables 0.30 21.33 6.40 0.84 0.34 16.67 5.67 0.84 0.630
Oil 0.13 122.80 15.96 2.09 0.10 137.00 13.70 2.03 0.202
Rice 0.13 81.00 10.53 1.38 0.11 72.40 7.96 1.18 0.249
Spaghetti 0.14 75.30 10.54 1.38 0.13 76.30 9.92 1.47 0.283
Sugar 0.34 116.20 39.51 5.18 0.33 116.60 38.48 5.71 0.024
Total    762.99 100.00    674.00 100.00  
  1. **Significant at 5%. Expenditure is calculated based on the average local market prices in 2012.