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Table 3 Agents, household food expenditures, and government expenditures on health in our four focal countries (data sources: The FAOSTAT [50], WHO [68], The World Bank [51], and IMAP [69])

From: Telecoupled impacts of livestock trade on non-communicable diseases

  Brazil China UK USA
Farmers, 1000 persons (2011) 10,495 504,523 463 2410
Consumers, 1000 persons (2011) 196,935 1,344,130 63,259 311,583
Livestock consumption, kcal/capita/day (2011) 501 504 568 534
Protein supply of animal origin, g/capital/day (2011) 50 37 58 69
Food and beverage companies, numbers (2010)a 31 153 48 303
Household food expenditure, % (2008) 24.1% 33.0% 8.5% 5.9%
Household livestock products expenditure, % (2008) 12.7% 13.4% 3.7% 2.4%
Government expenditure on health, % (2012) 7.6% 12.5% 16.1% 19.9%
  1. a According to IMAP [69], food and beverage companies were classified into the farming, processing, and distribution sectors; companies’ sectors were identified according to Bloomberg’s classification: (https://www.bloomberg.com/research//common/symbollookup/symbollookup.asp)