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Table 1 Mean (s.d.) rankings by selection for each food option, by study condition, with higher values indicating less-selected options

From: Are meat options preferred to comparable vegetarian options? An experimental study

   Meat condition Vegetarian condition
Comparator Lasagne (beef) 4.5 (3.2) 3.8 (3.0)
Battered fish 4.7 (3.7) 3.9 (3.2)
Beef pie 6.4 (3.3) 5.3 (3.3)
Arrabbiata with meatballs 6.8 (3.3) 5.3 (3.1)
BBQ Chicken 7.0 (3.0) 5.6 (3.0)
Chicken Milanese 7.6 (3.0) 6.0 (2.9)
Mean 6.2 (1.1) 5.0 (1.3)
Target Cottage pie (beef/soya) 5.4 (3.5) 7.2 (3.2)
Fajita (chicken/vegetable) 5.9 (3.6) 7.9 (3.1)
Balti (chicken/vegetable) 6.9 (3.2) 7.8 (2.8)
Black bean (chicken/tofu) 7.2 (3.2) 9.6 (2.8)
Cajun (beef/vegetable) 7.6 (2.8) 7.7 (2.5)
Chilli (turkey/soya) 7.9 (3.3) 7.8 (2.8)
Mean 6.8 (1.1) 8.0 (1.3)
  1. N.B. Rankings for individual options go from 1 (most-selected from paired-selections) to 12 (least-selected). Mean rankings for the target and comparator categories are bounded at 3.5 (all six options belonging to that category are ranked 1–6—the top six places) and 9.5 (all six options belonging to that category are ranked 7–12—the bottom six places)
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