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Table 1 Demographic features of the informants n = 150

From: Folk taxonomy and use of mushrooms in communities around Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Features Frequency Percentage Features Frequency Percentage
Gender    Level of formal education  
Male 86 57.30% College education 3 2%
Female 64 43.70% University education 1 0.70%
Marital status    Employment status   
Married 105 70% Employed 8 5%
Single 29 19% Farmer/pastoralist 140 94%
Widow 16 11% Retired 2 1%
Age    Tribe   
Between 18-35 47 30% Jita 5 3.30%
Between 36-50 88 57% Kurya 61 40.40%
More than 50 21 13% Sukuma 3 2%
Level of formal education Masai 78 51.70%
No formal education 34 22.70% Ikoma 1 0.70%
Primary education 97 64.70% Kisii 1 0.70%
Adult education 5 3.30% Haya 1 0.70%
Secondary education 10 6.70% Pare 1 0.70%