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Table 6 Children’s involvement in daily activities, by season (18 girls and 23 boys during dry season; and 31 girls and 30 boys during the rainy season)

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

Cluster Category Dry Season Rainy season Results of two-proportion tests
Frequency (n = 41) Frequency (n = 61)  
N % N % Z
Subsistence-related activities Household maintenance 38 92.7 59 96.7 −0.93
Hunting 26 63.4 20 32.8 3.05***
Gathering 22 53.7 28 45.9 0.77
Agricultural Work 18 43.9 14 23 2.24**
Fishing 12 29.3 14 23 0.72
Handicraft 5 12.2 7 11.5 0.11
Non-subsistence related activities Plays 22 53.7 38 62.3 −0.87
Maintenance 13 31.7 12 19.7 1.39
Traditional songs. tales and dances 3 7.3 6 9.8 −0.44
Recently introduced activities Listening to music 18 43.9 28 45.9 −0.2
School 9 22 13 21.3 0.08
Other activities 3 7.3 10 16.4 −1.37
Football 5 12.2 8 13.1 −0.14
Alcohol drinking 8 19.5 4 6.6 1.99**
Socializing 2 4.9 4 6.6 −0.35
  1. *p > .1; **p < .05; ***p < .01