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Table 5 Acquisition and willingness to transfer medicinal plant knowledge in the study sites

From: Use and management of traditional medicinal plants by Maale and Ari ethnic communities in southern Ethiopia

  Maale frequency (%) Ari 1 frequency (%) Ari 2 frequency (%) Total frequency (%)
Knowledge acquired     
Parents/grandparents 20 (76.9) 19 (79.1) 22 (91.7) 61 (81.4)
Friends 1 (3.9) 1 (4.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.7)
Neighbours 2 (7.7) 1 (4.2) 0 (0.0) 3 (4.1)
Other (Given from God, accidentally encountered individuals) 3 (11.5) 3 (12.5) 2 (8.3) 8 (10.8)
Knowledge willing to transfer to:     
Children and grand children 17 (65.4) 22 (91.6) 20 (87.5) 59 (79.7)
Any family member 4 (15.4) 1 (4.2) 1 (4.2) 6 (8.1)
Neighbours 4(15.4) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (5.4)
No one 1(3.8) 1(4.2) 3 (12.5) 5 (6.8)