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Table 4 Number (n = absolute number of informants interviewed, % = percentage of informants interviewed) of several variables of alters in personal networks of the two domains of food and medicinal plants in Australia, Brazil and Peru

From: Personal networks: a tool for gaining insight into the transmission of knowledge about food and medicinal plants among Tyrolean (Austrian) migrants in Australia, Brazil and Peru

Domain Food Medicinal plants
Areas of research Australia Brazil Peru Sum Australia Brazil Peru Sum
(n = 13) (n = 8) (n = 9) (n = 30) (n = 11) (n = 7) (n = 8) (n = 26)
Number/percentage (n/%) n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Alter’s sex Male 13 31 8 13 44 35 67 29 4 19 13 46 35 56 52 43
Female 29 69 54 87 82 65 167 71 17 81 25 89 28 44 70 57
Alter’s age <20 - - 1 2 - - 1 - - - - - 1 2 1 1
20-29 - - 10 16 6 5 16 7 - - - - 2 3 2 2
30-49 8 19 12 19 23 18 43 18 3 14 1 3 11 17 15 12
50-69 10 24 24 39 43 33 77 33 1 5 12 32 8 13 21 17
= > 70 9 21 9 15 17 13 35 15 5 24 7 18 10 16 22 18
dead 15 36 6 10 41 32 62 27 12 57 18 47 31 49 61 50
Alter’s age in relation to ego’s younger than ego 3 11 11 20 28 32 43 24 - - 4 20 6 19 10 16
same age 11 41 19 34 39 44 69 39 5 56 8 40 14 44 27 44
older than ego 13 48 26 46 22 25 66 37 4 44 8 40 12 38 24 39
Role of alters relatives 28 67 45 73 63 48 136 58 15 71 18 47 29 44 62 50
non-relatives 14 33 17 27 67 52 98 42 6 29 20 53 37 56 63 50
Type of alter individuals 42 39 62 69 126 91 234 70 21 49 38 76 63 71 122 67
household - - - - 4 3 - - - - - - 3 3 3 2
print media 28 26 14 16 2 1 44 13 13 30 8 16 18 20 39 21
books 23 21 8 9 2 1 33 10 12 28 6 12 15 17 33 18
journals 4 4 3 3 - - 7 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 4 2
magazines 1 1 3 3 - - 4 1 - - 1 2 1 1 2 1
audiovisual 19 18 11 12 4 3 34 10 2 5 1 2 1 1 4 2
internet 7 7 4 4 - - 11 3 - - - - 1 1 1 1
TV 12 11 5 6 3 2 20 6 2 5 1 2 - - 3 2
radio/podcast - - 2 2 1 1 3 1 - - - - - - - -
organisations/institutions 18 17 3 3 2 1 23 7 7 16 3 6 4 4 14 8
educational institutions 6 6 1 1 2 1 9 3 3 7 - - 3 3 6 3
hotels, restaurants 12 11 2 2 - - 14 4 3 7 - - - - 3 2
ritual meeting - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
individuals - - - - - - - - 1 2 3 6 - - 4 2
clubs
  Total 107 100 90 100 138 100 335 100 43 100 50 100 89 100 182 100