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Table 6 Quantitative measurements of knowledge about common bean uses in function of sociolinguistic groups of the study area and use diversity value (UD) and equitability value (UE) according to various uses of common bean

From: Folk taxonomy and traditional uses of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces by the sociolinguistic groups in the central region of the Republic of Benin

Sociolinguistic groups ID IE Common bean use categories
Medicinal Commercial Mystical-religious Fodder
UD UE UD UE UD UE UD UE
Fon 0.37 a 0.47 a 0.07 0.28 0.22 0.44 0.02 0.34
Idaasha 0.38 a 0.47 a 0.02 0.07 0.27 0.54 0.01 0.14
Mahi 0.31 a 0.38 a 0.00 0.03 0.15 0.31 0.01 0.19 0.03 0.06
Nago 0.40 a 0.50 a 0.02 0.09 0.18 0.36 0.01 0.17 0.25 0.50
Ifé 0.53 b 0.65 b 0.04 0.17 0.43 0.87 0.04 0.52
Tchabé 0.43 a 0.54 a 0.03 0.11 0.25 0.50 0.02 0.34
Adja 0.50 a 0.63 ab 0.11 0.42 0.02 0.26 0.14 0.27
  1. ID interviewee diversity value, IE interviewee equitability value; means within the same rows followed by the same letter are not significantly different (p < 0.05)