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Table 4 Distribution of the quality of expertise among Adja farmers given the ratios of form and function of their aggregated index of expertise, and the Fisher exact test for the ratios.

From: From novice to expert: agroecological competences of children orphaned by AIDS compared to non-orphans in Benin

  Descriptors a
(%)
Group of respondents
(N = 77)
Form Function
Adults and children
Children 40 60
Adults 41 59
p-value 0.17 (ns) 0.13 (ns) b
Children (n = 51)
Orphans 45 55
Non-orphans 22 78
p-value 0.05* 0.05* (ns)
Adults (n = 26)   
affected 45 55
non-affected 50 50
p-value 0.36 (ns) 0.08 (ns)
  1. a = Values represent weighted proportions of form and function in the indexes of expertise; b = Fisher exact significance, with * = p ≤ 0.05 and ns = not significant.