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Table 1 Socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of miriti fruit extractors from Sirituba Islan, Abaetetuba, Brazil

From: Ethnoecology of miriti (Mauritia flexuosa, L.f.) fruit extraction in the Brazilian Amazon: knowledge and practices of riverine peoples contribute to the biodiversity conservation

Categories Variables Results (%)
Interview information (head of household)
Age 16 to 20 years old 4.5
21 to 25 years old 9.1
26 to 30 years old 4.5
36 to 40 years old 4.5
41 to 45 years old 27.3
46 to 50 years old 13.6
more then 50 years old 36.4
Sex Male 72.7
Female 27.3
Naturality Abaetetuba, PA, Brazil 100.0
Marital status Single 18.2
Married 54.5
Common law marriage 22.7
Widower 4.5
Religion Catholic 90.9
Evangelical 9.1
Time that is extractor of miriti fruit From 1 to 5 years 4.5
Over 20 years 95.5
Who taught the practices related to miriti fruit extraction The parents 90.9
Other family members 9.1
Interviewee’s family information
Family composition 2 to 3 people 9.1
4 to 5 people 36.4
6 to 7 people 40.9
8 to 9 people 4.5
10 or more people 9.1
Annual productive activities (excluding the miriti fruit extraction) Production of açaí fruit and fabrication of matapi 13.6
Production of açaí fruit 9.1
Production of açaí fruit and fishing 40.9
Production of açaí fruit, fabrication of matapi and fishing 36.4
Destination of miriti fruit Consumption and marketing 100.0
Ways of marketing miriti fruit In natura 4.5
Pulp 54.5
Softened fruits (miriti mole) and pulp 40.9
Marketing channels of miriti fruits Middlemen (Marreteiro) 4.5
Extractivist-processors (in Sirituba Island) 4.5
Processors (in Abaetetuba city) 40.9
Consumers 31.8
Processors (in Abaetetuba city) and consumers 13.6
Middlemen, processors (in Abaetetuba city), and consumers 4.5
Is miriti the main source of income in winter? Yes 86.4
No 13.6
Complementary sources of income Retirement pensions 18.2
Bolsa família (a social welfare payment program) 36.4
Seguro defeso (stipends paid to fishers during months when fishing is prohibited) 4.5
Bolsa Família, seguro defeso, and bolsa verde (a payment for environmental services program) 9.1
Bolsa família and fabrication of matapi 4.5
Bolsa família, bolsa verde, retirement pensions and fabrication of matapi 4.5
None 22.7
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