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Table 1 Percentage of participants who presented a dilemma towards the choice of meat, fish and dairy products (N = 22,935, NutriNet-Santé study, 2013)

From: Dilemma between health and environmental motives when purchasing animal food products: sociodemographic and nutritional characteristics of consumers

  Meat Fish Dairy products
Strongly agree/agree (%) Dilemma (%) Strongly agree/agree (%) Dilemma (%) Strongly agree/agree (%) Dilemma (%)
Implicit approach
 I purchase [meat/fish/dairy products] for health issues 91.60 20.77a 86.24 19.55a 75.14 8.32a
 I avoid purchasing [meat/fish/dairy products] for environmental issues 25.60 24.42 11.69
Explicit approach
 I am torn between purchasing [meat/fish/dairy products] to follow dietary guidelines or limit purchase for environmental issues   31.94   31.75   14.79
Composite variableb   12.01   13.09   4.64
  1. aPercentage of participants who answered “strongly agree/agree” to the two questions “I purchase [meat/fish/dairy products] for health issues” and “I avoid purchasing [meat/fish/dairy products] for environmental issues”
  2. bPercentage of participants who presented a dilemma in both implicit and explicit approaches