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Table 8 Multiple Regression Results

From: Local knowledge and socio-economic determinants of traditional medicines' utilization in livestock health management in Southwest Nigeria

Variable Coefficient Standard Error Level of significance
Constant -101.41 726  
Average yearly income from farming activities - 20.29 4.40 1%
Farmers' age (years) 14.35 6.33 5%
Farmers' number of years of formal education - 6.45 12.21 Not significant
Farming experience of farmer 3.44 7.84 Not significant
Household size 10.55 4.26 5%
Number of animals kept -19.21 5.11 1%
Average number of travels by farmers outside farmers' own community per year 11.21 4.92 5%
Membership of trade/co-operative associations -7.24 6.81 Not significant
Mass media exposure of the farmer as indicated by number of information media being accessed - 4.87 2.96 Not significant
Distance of farmers' farm to the nearest veterinary clinic/hospital (km) 12.52 4.77 5%
  1. Dependent variable is the natural logarithms of the level of use of Plant Medicines. The independent variables are all in natural logarithms.
  2. R2 = 0.642; R-2 = 0.629; F = 36.21