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Table 4 Correlation coefficients between quality characteristics scored by the surveyed population

From: Profiling Italian cat and dog owners’ perceptions of pet food quality traits

 PreferenceShiny coatStoolFood smellFood appearanceLocation of pet food production facilitiesCruelty-freeComprehensive labelNatural ingredientsMeat main ingredientFresh meatTotal protein %Grain freeWell-known brandHigh price
Recyclable0.3020.2970.3240.2560.2280.3590.4280.4140.3730.2090.2090.2330.4300.3050.416
High price0.103 ns0.2180.101 ns0.3720.4110.1590.2050.1830.1900.2600.122 ns0.2280.4470.616 
Well-known brand0.1680.1770.085 ns0.3280.3670.111 ns0.139 ns0.1260.1480.2270.1940.3000.365  
Grain free0.2560.3720.3110.3790.3820.3720.4140.3710.3960.3730.3040.396   
High protein %0.2110.2050.2490.1810.2470.3310.1750.3260.3450.4020.511    
Fresh meat0.2370.1840.3020.1970.2330.3980.2630.3900.4800.649     
Meat main ingredient0.2050.2500.3010.2710.2850.3780.3100.4350.521      
Natural ingredients0.3100.2840.3840.2160.2190.5840.5080.670       
Comprehensive label0.3410.3440.4620.2410.2620.6600.643        
Cruelty-free0.3610.3960.4590.3390.3520.564         
Location of pet food
production facilities
0.3310.3770.4940.3050.338          
Food appearance0.3730.4590.3380.761           
Food smell0.4260.5240.403            
Stool appearance0.5290.579             
Shiny coat0.591              
  1. ns: non significant correlation. Bold values are considered to be relevantly correlated (> 0.5)