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Table 2 Statistical test of significance on average number of WEM reported by different informant groups in Menge District

From: Ethnomycological study of edible and medicinal mushrooms in Menge District, Asossa Zone, Benshangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia

ParameteresInformant groupsNAverage ± SDt valueP value
GenderFemale1138.13 ± 2.47.80.006
Male1277.17 ± 2.9
Age15–29 (young member)546.31 ± 2.410.5680.00004*
30–50 (middle age)1017.61 ± 2.7
> 50 (senior members)858.36 ± 2.5
Literacy levelIlliterate1687.86 ± 2.41.5120.212
Primary407.15 ± 3.2
Secondary266.92 ± 3.1
Tertiary67.17 ± 3.6
Informant category (experience)Knowledgeable/key4910.59 ± 2.318.50.0000*
General informants1916.86 ± 2.2
Family incomeLow income (< 999)1787.72 ± 2.80.890.412
Middle income (1000–2000)527.5 ± 2.45
High income (> 2000)106.6 ± 2.54
  1. * Significant difference (P < 0.05); t(0.05) (two-tailed), df = 238, N number of respondents