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Table 4 Statistical test of significance on percentage of informant groups that involve in WEM collection

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

ParametersInformant groupsInvolvement in WEM collection?P
YesNo
SexFemale107 (94.7%)6 (5.3%)0.000**
Male88 (69.3%)39 (30.7%)
AgeYoung (15–30)33 (61.1%)21 (38.9%)0.000**
Senior (> 30)172 (92.5%)14 (7.5%)
Literacy levelIlliterate156 (92.9%)12 (7.1%)0.000**
Literate49 (68.1%)23 (31.9%)
Informant categoryKey46 (93%)3 (6.1%)0.060
General159 (83.2%)32 (16.8%)
Family incomeLow (< 999)152 (85.4%)26 (14.6%)0.907
Middle (1000–2000)44 (84.6%)8 (15.4%)
High (> 2000)9 (90%)1 (10%)
Distance from forest< 3 km110 (86.6%)17 (13.4%)0.577
> 3 km95 (84.1%)18 (15.9%)
  1. * Significant difference (P < 0.05); ** t(0.05) (two-tailed)