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Table 2 Predictors in the best Poisson and ordered logistic models showing the relationship between socio-demographic attributes (gender and age category), regional (Region) and local abundance, with use-value and importance index, respectively for B. aethiopum (−, non-significant term)

From: Traditional knowledge and cultural importance of Borassus aethiopum Mart. in Benin: interacting effects of socio-demographic attributes and multi-scale abundance

Predictors Use-value Importance index
df dev. p value df dev. p value
Region (R) 2 177.44 < 0.001 2 353.95 < 0.001
Local abundance (A) 1 0.01 0.915 1 2.22 0.137
Age category (G) 2 17.54 < 0.001 2 10.74 0.005
Gender (S) 1 6.36 0.012 1 4.57 0.045
R × G 4 9.20 0.036
A × G 2 8.94 0.011
G × S 2 5.41 0.049
Goodness of fit test (Error) 981 1053.66 0.753 976 2154.52 0.999
R-square (%) 36.96 34.80
  1. df degree of freedom, dev. deviance, p value probability value computed from a Chi-square distribution