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Table 6 Elasticities of cooking effort (E) with respect to usage intensity of convenience food (F)

From: Aiming for better use of convenience food: an analysis based on meal production functions at home

Demographic factor
  Full-time Income (million yen) Age Elderly
Personality factor Worker Home cook <4 4–6 6–8 8–10 10–15 > 15 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s Living together Not living together
Busy 0.672 0.559 0.492 0.607 0.712 0.613 0.631 0.251 1.313 0.661 0.617 0.603 0.415 0.411 0.684
Not busy 0.859 0.427 0.374 0.466 0.501 0.391 0.397 0.483 0.588 0.684 0.467 0.422 0.332 0.328 0.522
Cooking is troublesome 0.708 0.554 0.478 0.645 0.810 0.629 0.521 0.251 1.169 0.679 0.633 0.553 0.410 0.374 0.706
Cooking is not troublesome 0.683 0.486 0.433 0.498 0.569 0.456 0.506 0.483 0.755 0.646 0.547 0.507 0.361 0.372 0.582
I like eating out 0.726 0.507 0.428 0.551 0.715 0.554 0.532 0.312 0.717 0.705 0.596 0.560 0.376 0.370 0.663
I do not like eating out 0.634 0.525 0.486 0.585 0.582 0.519 0.478 0.494 1.395 0.609 0.576 0.496 0.366 0.376 0.618
Buying food is troublesome 0.752 0.568 0.421 0.646 0.881 0.584 0.441 0.406 1.341 0.755 0.646 0.458 0.437 0.349 0.705
Buying food is not troublesome 0.670 0.497 0.463 0.529 0.604 0.510 0.526 0.441 0.846 0.629 0.563 0.567 0.362 0.379 0.616
Buying food with emphasis on price 0.674 0.530 0.416 0.626 0.640 0.577 0.535 0.251 0.735 0.629 0.568 0.547 0.418 0.381 0.636
Buying food without emphasis on price 0.707 0.498 0.497 0.519 0.684 0.510 0.493 0.483 1.739 0.728 0.606 0.516 0.349 0.367 0.650
Flexible with regard to cooking 0.788 0.540 0.414 0.670 0.764 0.554 0.603 0.251 1.205 0.707 0.615 0.569 0.368 0.361 0.709
Not flexible with regard to cooking 0.619 0.491 0.499 0.476 0.571 0.527 0.472 0.483 0.856 0.604 0.557 0.507 0.374 0.380 0.582
High interest in health 0.708 0.479 0.386 0.546 0.641 0.512 0.524 0.312 1.007 0.681 0.603 0.541 0.357 0.361 0.651
Low interest in health 0.683 0.555 0.531 0.584 0.679 0.580 0.494 0.494 1.053 0.657 0.574 0.517 0.438 0.399 0.637
Prefer luxury foods 0.639 0.490 0.444 0.482 0.653 0.545 0.461 0.483 0.969 0.671 0.542 0.546 0.342 0.367 0.606
Not prefer luxury foods 0.782 0.540 0.459 0.647 0.667 0.529 0.728 0.251 1.068 0.661 0.643 0.514 0.422 0.381 0.675
Make plan and cook 0.468 0.430 0.425 0.506 0.533 0.473 0.403 0.383 0.651 0.585 0.511 0.466 0.328 0.320 0.565
Not make plan and cook 0.748 0.603 0.476 0.611 0.729 0.612 0.646 0.482 1.299 0.713 0.646 0.591 0.410 0.428 0.698
Resistance to purchase cooked food 0.705 0.489 0.450 0.527 0.598 0.499 0.490 0.483 0.763 0.602 0.575 0.530 0.333 0.355 0.601
No resistance to purchase cooked food 0.684 0.613 0.463 0.649 0.807 0.671 0.649 0.251 2.436 0.841 0.611 0.526 0.498 0.425 0.751
Emphasis on the number of foodstuffs 0.676 0.477 0.377 0.544 0.605 0.474 0.476 0.411 0.952 0.618 0.563 0.481 0.357 0.347 0.609
No emphasis on the number of foodstuffs 0.761 0.622 0.643 0.616 0.817 0.662 0.624   1.159 0.762 0.624 0.643 0.485 0.512 0.704
High interest in diet 0.663 0.525 0.388 0.548 0.642 0.571 0.510 0.406 0.653 0.672 0.603 0.556 0.368 0.351 0.641
Low interest in diet 0.745 0.503 0.521 0.583 0.687 0.507 0.515 0.441 1.604 0.658 0.575 0.503 0.378 0.384 0.645
Prefer natural foodstuffs 0.630 0.472 0.429 0.501 0.575 0.504 0.488 0.361 0.596 0.613 0.582 0.536 0.347 0.339 0.604
Not prefer natural foodstuffs 0.845 0.576 0.483 0.642 0.779 0.599 0.627 0.484 1.336 0.714 0.592 0.518 0.496 0.434 0.687
Emphasis on the number of dishes 0.664 0.451 0.380 0.487 0.532 0.514 0.465 0.483 0.672 0.670 0.535 0.467 0.339 0.339 0.597
No emphasis on the number of dishes 0.724 0.581 0.570 0.624 0.827 0.559 0.593 0.251 1.378 0.661 0.617 0.613 0.495 0.474 0.676
I like cooking 0.606 0.491 0.383 0.489 0.593 0.535 0.471 0.411 0.775 0.559 0.592 0.516 0.352 0.359 0.592
I do not like cooking 0.794 0.540 0.551 0.652 0.733 0.540 0.571   1.434 0.736 0.583 0.543 0.454 0.404 0.686
Cook on a case-by-case basis 0.698 0.528 0.414 0.613 0.615 0.589 0.558 0.393 0.761 0.701 0.596 0.539 0.396 0.386 0.660
Not cook on a case-by-case basis 0.693 0.499 0.522 0.519 0.737 0.477 0.454 0.526 1.396 0.625 0.575 0.515 0.333 0.349 0.623
  1. The top 10% value cells are shown in bold. The lower 10% value cells are shown in italics