Table 3: Markov transition probability matrices and ergodic distributions for “food”, “vegetables”, “bread and cereals”, and “meat” groups.

State in period
L-stateC-stateH-state Number of transitions

Food

Grid ( ), states: 3
State in period t L-state0.32460.47490.2004310
C-state0.24970.51060.2397682
H-state0.20360.44120.3552247
ergodic 0.2570 0.4834 0.2596

Vegetables

Grid ( ), states: 3
State in period t L-state0.15890.43930.4018381
C-state0.22490.54690.2282700
H-state0.40490.43360.1615256
ergodic 0.2541 0.4906 0.2553

Bread and cereals

Grid ( ), states: 3
State in period t L-state0.42150.45590.1226269
C-state0.23500.58310.1818738
H-state0.14350.31610.5404305
ergodic 0.2597 0.4808 0.2595

Meat

Grid ( ), states: 3
State in period t L-state0.33630.43740.2264302
C-state0.24930.48950.2612563
H-state0.22790.43380.3382231
ergodic 0.2667 0.4604 0.2729