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Table 4 Analysis of deviance of three types of use reports (MUR, OUR, UUR) in response to livelihood, ethnicity, gender, occupation, education, language spoken, and availability of food in generalized linear model fit with Poisson coefficients

From: Cross-cultural comparison of plant use knowledge in Baitadi and Darchula districts, Nepal Himalaya

Explanatory variables (categorical) Factors MUR OUR UUR
Mean p Mean p Mean p
Livelihood Baitadi/sedentary (suburban, hill) (57) 6.75 < 0.001*** 8.92 < 0.001*** 2.06 0.99
Darchula/semi-nomadic (rural, mountain) (43) 8.69 2.88 2.04
Access to opportunity Privileged (Brahmin, Chhetri) (72) 7.40 0.27 7.38 < 0.001*** 2.24 0.045*
Underprivileged (Byanshi, Dalit) (28) 8.07 3.60 1.60
Gender Male (68) 7.59 0.99 6.72 0.023* 2.26 0.49
Female (32) 7.58 5.49 2.36
Occupation Healers (77) 7.79 0.17 5.83 < 0.001*** 1.99 0.79
Non-healer (23) 6.91 7.99 2.02
Languages spoken ≤ 2 (81) 7.46 0.36 6.99 < 0.001*** 2.26 0.51
> 2 (19) 8.10 5.72 2.07
Education Non-literate (51) 7.78 0.47 6.03 0.23 2.09 0.043*
Literate (49) 7.38 6.63 1.78
Food availability < 6 months (72) 7.51 0.65 6.36 0.84 2.04 0.75
> 6 months (28) 7.78 6.25 2.14
  1. ***Highly significant, **Moderately significant, *Low significant, > 0.05 Non-significant (Ns)