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Table 1 Comparative table with socioeconomic characteristics of the studied communities

From: Ethnobotany in a coastal environmental protected area: shifts in plant use in two communities in southern Brazil

  Socioeconomic characteristics Areias de Baixo (%) (n = 53) Costeira da Armação (%) (n= 72)
1. Gender   
  ∙ Female 58.49 45.84
  ∙ Male 41.51 54.16
2. Age   
  ∙ 18–49 47.17 36.12
  ∙ 50–75 52.83 63.88
3. Economic activities in the past   
  (a) Agriculture and fishing 41.51 11.11
  (b) City 24.53 18.06
  (c) No changes in source of income 26.42 58.33
  (d) No income 7.54 12.06
4. Economic activities in the present   
  (a) Agriculture and fishing 13.20 37.5
  (b) City 35.85 27.78
  (c) Retired 13.20 15.28
  (d) No income 37.75 19.44
5. Residence   
  (a) Native from Governador Celso Ramos 50.94 69.44
  (b) Native from other municipalities 49.06 30.56