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Table 1 Socioeconomic profile of gardeners in charge of urban gardens in Salvador, Brazil, 2019

From: Urban gardening and neglected and underutilized species in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Indicator Distribution
UCG UPG Overall
Age (years)
Range 31–67 51–66 31–67
Average (standard deviation) 52.50 (11.39) 58.67 (5.43) 55.76 (9.03)
  % (n) % (n) % (n)
Sex
Female 87.5 (7) 11.1 (1) 47.1 (8)
Male 12.5 (1) 88.9 (8) 52.9 (9)
Marital status
Single 37.5 (3) 22.2 (2) 29.4 (5)
Married 37.5 (3) 44.4 (4) 41.2 (7)
Divorced 25.0 (2) 11.1 (1) 5.9 (1)
Separated 11.1 (1) 17.6 (3)
Widowed
Civil partnership 11.1 (1) 5.9 (1)
Resides near garden
Yes 87.5 (7) 100 (9) 94.1 (16)
No 12.5 (1) 5.9 (1)
Schooling
Illiterate 22.2 (2) 11.8 (2)
Unfinished elementary school 12.5 (1) 77.8 (7) 47.1 (8)
Finished elementary school
Unfinished high school
Finished high school 25.0 (2) 11.8 (2)
Unfinished university 12.5 (1) 5.9 (1)
Finished university 50.0 (4) 23.5 (4)
Family monthly incomea
Less than a minimum wage 14.3 (1) 11.1 (1) 12.5 (2)
One to two minimum wages 28.6 (2) 77.8 (7) 56.3 (9)
Two to three minimum wages
Three to four minimum wages 14.3 (1) 11.1 (1) 12.5 (2)
Four to five minimum wages 14.3 (1) 6.3 (1)
Over five minimum wages 28.6 (2) 12.5 (2)
Other profession
Yes 50.0 (4) 22.2 (2) 35.3 (6)
No 50.0 (4) 77.8 (7) 64.7 (11)
Garden is main source of income
Yes 12.5 (1) 88.9 (8) 52.9 (9)
No 25.0 (2) 11.1 (1) 17.6 (3)
Not applicable 62.5 (5) 29.4 (5)
Financial government benefitsa
Yes 57.1 (4) 33.3 (3) 43.8 (7)
No 42.9 (3) 66.7 (6) 56.3 (9)
  1. aIt was possible to consider only seven UCG