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Table 5 Statistical test of significance, on how often the different informant groups involve in WEM collection

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

ParametersInformant groupsHow often do you collect WEM?P (two-sided)
NeverSometimesAlways
GenderFemale6 (5.1%)32 (28.3%)75 (66.4%)0.003*
Male24 (18.9%)40 (31.5%)63 (49.6%)
AgeYoung (15–30)18 (33.3%)14 (25.9%)22 (40.7%)0.000**
Senior (> 30)12 (6.5%)58 (31.2%)116 (62.4%)
Literacy levelIlliterate10 (6.0%)50 (29.8%)108 (64.3%)0.000**
Literate20 (27.8%)22 (30.6%)30 (41.7%)
Informant categoryKey2 (4.1%)8 (16.3%)39 (79.6%)0.002*
General28 (14.7%)64 (33.5%)99 (51.8%)
Family incomeLow (< 999)22 (12.4%)52 (29.2%)104 (58.4%)0.960
Middle (1000–2000)7 (13.5%)16 (30.8%)29 (55.8%)
High (> 2000)1 (10%)4 (40%)5 (50%)
Distance from forest< 3 km14 (11%)46 (36.2%)67 (52.8%)0.082
> 3 km16 (14.2%)26 (23%)71 (62.8%)
  1. * Significant difference (P < 0.05); ** t(0.05) (two-tailed)