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Table 2 Children’s involvement in daily activities. For the full sample and by sex

From: Children’s daily activities and knowledge acquisition: A case study among the Baka from southeastern Cameroon

Cluster Category Full sample Girls Boys Results of two-proportion tests
Frequency (n = 102) Frequency (n = 49) Frequency (n = 53)
N % N % N % Z
Subsistence-related activities Household maintenance 97 95.1 49 100 48 90.6 2.2**
Gathering 50 49.0 28 57.1 22 41.5 1.57
Hunting 46 45.1 9 18.4 37 69.8 −5.21***
Agricultural work 32 31.4 18 36.7 14 26.4 1.12
Fishing 26 25.5 17 34.7 9 17 2.05**
Handicraft 12 11.8 3 6.1 9 17 −1.71*
Non-subsistence related activities Plays 60 58.8 29 59.2 31 58.5 0.07
Maintenance 25 24.5 9 18.4 16 30.2 −1.38
Traditional songs, tales and dances 9 8.8 6 12.2 3 5.7 1.16
Recently introduced activities Listening to music 46 45.1 25 51 21 39.6 1.16
School 22 21.6 11 22.4 11 20.8 0.2
Other activities 13 12.7 4 8.2 9 17 −1.33
Football 13 12.7 1 2 12 22.6 −3.12***
Alcohol drinking 12 11.8 5 10.2 7 13.2 −0.47
Socializing 6 5.9 1 2 5 9.4 −1.59
  1. *p > .1; **p < .05; ***p < .01