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Table 2 Knowledge on housefly/insect repellent plants in relation with age, gender, educational status, religion, occupation and marital status of the respondents

From: Ethnobotanical survey of plants used as repellents against housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) in Budondo Subcounty, Jinja District, Uganda

Characteristics Total number of respondents Knowledge on insect repellent plants χ 2 P value
   No Yes   
Gender
 Male 169 123 46 χ2 = 1.274, df = 1 P = 0.256
 Female 203 158 45   
Age (years)
 11–20 50 47 3 χ2 = 171.2, df = 6 P < 0.001
 21–30 143 136 7   
 31–40 78 68 10   
 41–50 47 21 26   
 51–60 24 4 20   
 Above 60 30 5 25   
Educational status
 Illiterate 24 8 16 χ2 = 28.7, df = 5 P < 0.001
 Primary 225 174 51   
 Ordinary secondary 55 46 9   
 Advanced secondary 39 33 6   
 Certificate and diploma 13 10 3   
 Degree 16 6 10   
Occupation
 Peasant (small farmers) 237 174 63 χ2 = 17.2, df = 3 P = 0.001
 Civil servant 18 10 8   
 Trader/self-employed 58 41 17   
 Student 59 56 3   
Religion
 Catholic 100 66 34 χ2 = 29.5, df = 5 P < 0.001
 Muslim 83 62 21   
 Anglican 79 62 14   
 Pentecostal 76 68 8   
 Traditionalist 7 1 6   
 Others 27 19 8   
Marital status
 Single 123 116 7 χ2 = 35.0, df = 1 P < 0.001
 Married 249 165 84