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Table 9 Indigenous transfer of medicinal plants knowledge among family members and relative of healers with different educational level

From: Medicinal plants used in traditional medicine by Oromo people, Ghimbi District, Southwest Ethiopia

Educational level Residence R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 Mean
0-4 Rural 4 5 6 7 4 3 6 2 4 2 4 3 5 5 4 4.27 ± 0.14a*
  Urban 3 2 2 2 4 4 3 3 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 3.53 ± + 23a
5-8 Rural 5 3 5 6 5 4 6 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 5.33 ± 13a
  Urban 3 2 5 1 4 4 6 3 5 4 2 5 4 3 4 3.67a ± 34a
8-12 Rural 15 14 12 10 9 10 10 12 11 13 14 12 13 11 14 12.12 ± 23b
  Urban 5 4 3 7 5 3 7 6 5 3 4 7 8 2 4 4.9 ± 14a
Higher Institution Rural 16 18 13 12 11 14 15 14 13 13 18 19 12 15 12 14.3 ± 34b
  Urban 5 6 4 7 6 9 5 6 5 5 7 6 5 10 8 6.31 ± 23a
  1. *Means with standard deviations within the same column followed by different letters (a-b) are significantly different (P < 0.05.