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Table 2 Consumer emphasis on different factors when evaluating the four castration methods: surgical castration with anesthesia; surgical castration without anesthesia; vaccination against boar taint; no castration

From: Change in Norwegian consumer attitudes towards piglet castration: increased emphasis on animal welfare

When evaluating the four castration methods, what was more important to you? Animal welfare, food safety or eating quality?
Factor (evaluating methods)All respondents18–29 years30–39 years40–59 years60+ years
Animal welfare4957545137
Food safety108121111
Eating quality139101219
Equally important2420192428
  1. Consumers were asked to choose only one of the provided choices when answering the question. All values are presented as percentages