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Table 1 Characteristics of the consumption of protein sources in households–evaluation of habits before EVD (n = 305)

From: Response to the Ebola-related bushmeat consumption ban in rural Côte d’Ivoire

Type of protein sources consumed Proportion of households (%) Consumption frequency (time/week) Availability Major period of consumption Main mode of supply Purchase price in the markets (CFA franc/kg)
Animal protein
Fish 92.1a 5.6 ± 1.6 All year All year Purchase 1400
Bushmeat 59.2b 1.7 ± 1.5 All year All year Trap/hunting 4000
Domestic animal meat* 58.4b 1.4 ± 1.0 All year All year Purchase 2000
Snail 53.1b 1.6 ± 0.7 Seasonal March to August Picking up in the bush 6300
Poultry 50.5b Occasionally All year December, January, April Purchase/own farm 2300
Shellfish 20.0c 2.7 ± 2.0 Seasonal April to August Fishery 4300
Milk 15.7c Occasionally All year Purchase 3800
Egg 5.2d Occasionally All year Purchase 1765
Caterpillar 5.2d Occasionally All year Picking up in the bush 12,500
Insect 3.0d Occasionally All year Picking up in the bush 12,500
Vegetable protein
Soya 14.4a Occasionally All year Own farm 500
Beans 16.4a Occasionally All year Own farm 500
Pistachio 25.6b Occasionally All year December to January Own farm/purchase 3000
Peanut 83.9c 1.8 All year May to August Own farm 700
Edible mushroom
  83.2 1.46 Seasonal March to August Picking up in the bush 3400
  1. For both types of protein source animal and vegetable, letters a, b, c, d define categories of protein sources based on their consumption level
  2. * Domestic animal meat represents fifth quarter products of domestic animal