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Table 5 Distribution of the quality of expertise among child 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 = 51)
Form Function
One parent orphans (n = 26)
Paternal 50 50
Maternal 30 70
p-value 0.15 (ns) 0.28 (ns)
One parent orphans/no parent (n = 39)
Paternal/maternal 40 60
Double orphans 58 42
p-value 0.09 (ns) 0.05*
No parent/two parents (n = 25)
Double orphans 58 42
Non-orphans 22 78
p-value 0.05* 0.07 (ns)
  1. a = Values represent weighted proportions of the indexes of expertise;
  2. b = Fisher exact significance, with * = p ≤ 0.05 and ns = not significant.