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Table 3 Use value of Sclerocarya birrea per study zone in Benin

From: Local knowledge, pattern and diversity of use of Sclerocarya birrea

Use categories Use values Mann-Whitney
  Dry Sudanian zone (n = 84) Sudanian zone (n = 77) U p-value
Food 3.45 ± 0.12 1.95 ± 0.09 8870 < 0.001
Firewood 0.69 ± 0. 05 0.86 ± 0.03 6106 0.01
Carving 2.02 ± 0.15 0.53 ± 0.07 8633 < 0.001
Medicine 2.46 ± 0.13 1.65 ± 0.11 7835 < 0.001
Total 8.63 ± 0.28 5.00 ± 0.20 9037 < 0.001
  1. The p values displayed indicate a significant difference in the overall and categorical use value of the species between study zones (P = 0.5)