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Table 4 Factors influencing choice of foods by gender and region

From: Consumption and acceptability of whole grain staples for lowering markers of diabetes risk among overweight and obese Tanzanian adults

Factors All Gender (%) P - value Region (%) P - value
   Men Women   Dar es Salaam Morogoro  
Cost 38 44 35 0.51 26 52 0.07
Taste 34 50 23 0.06 26 43 0.24
Health reasons 36 22 46 0.10 39 33 0.69
Easy Preparation 21 28 15 0.31 17 24 0.60
Availability 46 39 50 0.47 35 57 0.14
Customs/traditions 41 61 27 0.02 26 57 0.04