In this study, the level of development of provinces in Turkey in regard to numbers of animals were investigated through factor analysis. A total of 13 animal typesin 81 provinces were investigated in the scope of the study. Kaiser-Mayer-Olkin (KMO) coefficient of factor analysis was identified as 0.617 and Bartlett global test significance value was identified as 0.000.Accordingly, the data set was appreciated as suitable for factor analysis.4 factors, eigenvalues of which were greater than 1 were identified in factor analysis. The sum of the variance percentages of these factors were calculated as 75.525.The variables were assigned to the appropriate factors by using varimax rotation. The factor scores were used to identify the best and worst provinces in respect of the numbers of animals. According to the first factor; Kars, Erzurum and Konya; according to the second factor( buffalo and duck) Samsun, Diyarbakir and Istanbul; according to the third factor (chicken and turkey) Manisa, Bolu and Balıkesir; according to the fourth factor (goats and mules) Siirt, Mardin and Mersin provinces are the most advanced provinces.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN