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Venezuelan Food Consumption Patterns Using Analysis of Main components

Víctor Márquez Pérez (), Franklin Camacho (), Miguel Manzanilla () and Ana Ides Chacón ()
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Víctor Márquez Pérez: Doctor en Estadística de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Instituto de Ciencias Básicas. Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador.
Franklin Camacho: Doctor en Matemática de la Universidad de Los Andes. Escuela de Ciencias Matemáticas y Tecnología Informática. Universidad de Investigación de Tecnología Experimental, Yachay Tech, Urcuquí, Ecuador.
Miguel Manzanilla: Ingeniero en Sistemas de la Universidad de Los Andes. Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Los Andes.
Ana Ides Chacón: Cátedra de Bioestadística. Facultad de Farmacia. Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela.

Economía, 2017, vol. 42, issue 44, 55-73

Abstract: In this work, we describe the Venezuelan food consumption pa! erns. We used a statistic technical, of the Multivariate Analysis, known as Principal Component Analysis. The description of each pa! ern is made from the supplement variables. Each resulting pa! ern is described on basis: The head of household’s education level, his/her social class and the city where lives the family. This description gives some information about the household as regards to food consumption.

Keywords: Food consumption; National Survey about Household Budget; Principal Component Analysis. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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