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Table 3 Statistical analysis of the knowledge richness index (KRI) and knowledge sharing index (KSI) Intrafamily for the three categories of use in a rural community in northeastern Brazil

From: A new technique for testing distribution of knowledge and to estimate sampling sufficiency in ethnobiology studies

  KRI KSI  
Categories of use Mean ± SD Mean ± SD N
Fuel 256.184 ± 513.855a* 0.102 ± 0.205ab 76
Food 243.8861 ± 632.706b** 0.0806 ± 0.209a# 81
Medicinal 33.1315 ± 79.857c*** 0.0742 ± 0.178b 85
  1. *H = 5.456; p = 0.0195 **H = 29.208; p < 0.0001 ***H = 12.778; p = 0.0004; #H = 4.773; p = 0.0289
  2. Values followed by equal letters in the same column do not show significant differences