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Table 7 Number (n = absolute number, % = percentage) of alters who are relatives and non-relatives in personal networks of food and medicinal plant knowledge 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
Research areas 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 %
Relatives 28 67 45 73 63 48 136 58 15 71 18 47 29 44 62 50
1st degree Grandparents 5 12 4 6 8 6 17 7 3 14 - - 5 8 8 6
Parents/foster parents 11 26 12 19 15 12 38 16 7 33 10 26 11 17 28 22
Siblings/stepbrothers and stepsisters 5 12 6 10 10 8 21 9 2 10 2 5 - - 4 3
Children 2 5 3 5 2 2 7 3 - - 1 3 - - 1 1
2nd degree Aunts/uncles - - 6 10 13 10 19 8 3 14 1 3 2 3 6 5
Cousins - - 5 8 1 1 6 3 - - - - 1 2 1 1
Nieces/nephews - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Parents-in-law 2 5 1 2 2 2 5 2 - - - - 4 6 4 3
Spouses/brothers or sisters-in-law 3 7 3 5 7 5 13 6 - - 3 8 1 2 4 3
Children-in-law - - 2 3 1 1 3 1 - - - - - - - -
Distant relatives - - 3 5 3 2 6 3 - - 1 3 5 8 6 5
Non-relatives 14 33 17 27 67 52 98 42 6 29 20 53 37 56 63 50
Friends 8 19 11 18 15 1 34 15 4 19 7 18 16 24 27 22
Acquaintances 1 2 5 8 19 15 25 11 1 5 9 24 12 18 22 18
Work relationships 5 12 1 2 14 11 20 9 1 5 0 0 7 11 8 6
Neighbours - - - - 19 15 19 8 - - 4 11 2 3 6 5
Total 42 100 62 100 130 100 234 100 21 100 38 100 66 100 125 100