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Table 3 Distribution of traditional knowledge by gender among rural communities in the semiarid region of Paraiba State, Brazil

From: Local botanical knowledge of native food plants in the semiarid region of Brazil

Community Genre Methods of use Χ ± SD Citations Χ ± SD
Várzea Alegre Women 1.85 ± 0.94aA 3.21 ± 1.96aA
Men 2.30 ± 2.17aA 3.38 ± 2.72aA
Pau d’Arco Women 1.00 ± 0.00aB 2.66 ± 1.03aAB
Men 1.00 ± 0.00aB 2.00 ± 1.41aAB
Barroquinha Women 1.09 ± 0.30aB 1.18 ± 0.40aB
Men 1.00 ± 0.00aB 1.14 ± 0.37aB
  1. Equal lowercase letters in the same column, within each region between genders, indicated the absence of significant differences, using the Mann-Whitney test (p < 0.05)
  2. Different capital letters in the same column among regions for the same gender indicate significant differences, using the Kruskal-Wallis test (p < 0.05)