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Table 7 Comparison of the number of medicinal plants use report by different informant groups

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the Hawassa Zuria District, Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia

Parameter Informant group N Mean ± SD p value
Gender * Women 117 11.7 ± 8.83 0.000024
Men 406 40.6 ± 13.6
Age * Young (20–35) 106 10.6 ± 8.77 0.039038
Adult (36–50) 189 18.9 ± 11.9
Older (> 50 years) 228 22.8 ± 15.3
Education * Illiterate 205 20.5 ± 12.5 0.004907
Basic 16 1.6 ± 2.83
Elementary 256 25.6 ± 11.2
Secondary 35 3.5 ± 3.37
Tertiary 11 1.1 ± 1.79
  1. *Significant difference (p < 0.05) between the averages of paired categories