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Table 2 Statistical test of significance on average number of reported medicinal plants among different informant groups in Ankober District

From: Ethnoveterinary plants of Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Parameters Informant groups N Average ± SD t -value** p –value
Gender Male 235 4.23 ± 0.13 1.61 0.1075
Female 117 3.85 ±0.19
Age Young members 122 2.59 ±0.08 -11.65 0.0001*
Senior members 230 4.90 ±0.13
Literacy level Illiterate 85 4.73 ±0.11 -11.90 0.0001*
Literate 267 2.12 ± 0.10
Experience (Informant category) Key/knowledgeable 88 6.94 ±0.16 23.88 0.0001*
General informant 264 3.16 ±0.07
  1. *Significant difference (p<0.05); **t(0.05) (two tailed), df = 350; N= Number of respondents.