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Table 6 Pairwise comparisons of the number of traditional forage plant species reported

From: Changes in traditional ecological knowledge of forage plants in immigrant villages of Ningxia, China

Characters Mean difference S.t.d. error p value
Gender (i-j)
“Male”–“Female” 7.541 2.647 0.005
Age (i-j)
 “≥60”–“≤19” 36.156 4.580 0.000
 “≥60”–“20–39” 8.880 3.559 0.014
 “≥60”–“40–59” 1.526 3.463 0.660
Education level (i-j)
 “Illiteracy”–“Primary” 12.490 3.032 0.000
 “Illiteracy”–“Middle” 9.609 3.673 0.010
 “Illiteracy”–“Higher” 29.911 4.981 0.000
Occupation (i-j)
 “Students”–“Village heads” − 47.333 6.829 0.000
 “Students”–“Farmers” − 26.213 4.413 0.000
 “Students”–“businessmen” − 35.183 9.369 0.000
 “Students”–“Migrant workers” − 20.071 6.256 0.002
 “Students”–“Village doctors” − 28.383 9.369 0.003
 “Students”–“Other else” − 30.155 8.223 0.000