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Table 2 Informants and knowledge about TABs in Alta Valle del Reno

From: Traditional alcoholic beverages and their value in the local culture of the Alta Valle del Reno, a mountain borderland between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

Informants Number Ls Ls/Ts Lu Lu/Tu
F M F M F M F M F M
Total 42 21 3.40 ± 2.70 2.59 ± 1.33 0.15 0.07 4.0 ± 3.69 2.63 ± 1.36 0.22 0.10
Age class
 40-60 4 1 6.25 ± 4.27 3.00 ± 0.00 0.17 0.16 6.50 ± 4.40 3.00 ± 0.00 0.17 0.14
 61-80 25 14 3.44 ± 2.95 2.71 ± 1.26 0.17 0.07 4.04 ± 4.00 2.79 ± 1.31 0.31 0.10
 >80 13 6 2.84 ± 1.99 2.50 ± 1.64 0.11 0.06 2.92 ± 1.93 2.50 ± 1.64 0.09 0.09
Education level
 Primary school 27 9 3.04 ± 2.74 2.89 ± 1.54 0.14 0.08 3.30 ± 3.65 2.89 ± 1.54 0.19 0.11
 Middle school 9 6 4.55 ± 3.50 2.83 ± 1.33 0.14 0.09 5.11 ± 3.89 2.83 ± 1.33 0.24 0.12
 High school 2 4 7.00 ± 2.83 2.25 ± 0.96 0.29 0.05 9.00 ± 1.41 2.50 ± 1.29 0.66 0.07
 University degree 4 2 2.75 ± 1.26 2.00 ± 1.41 0.15 0.03 3.00 ± 1.63 2.00 ± 1.41 0.20 0.05
  1. F = female; M = male; Ls = mean number of TAB species cited by each informant; Lu = mean number of TAB uses (citations) referred by each informant; Ls/Ts = number of species used for TAB/total number of species cited for any ethnobotanical use by each informant; Lu/Tu = number of TAB uses/total number of any ethnobotanical use cited by each informant