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Table 5 Comparison of knowledge differences among different groups of informants

From: An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Sheka Zone of Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, Ethiopia

Parameters usedInformant groupsnAverage ± SDZ value**P value*
GenderMale3805.542 ± 3.7248z = − 1.99080.0465
Female344.765 ± 1.9857
Age18–30 (youngers)874.149 ± 0.2178z = − 5.51600.00001
> (Elders)3275.832 ± 0.2135
Literacy levelIlliterate2416.295 ± 0.2112z = 5.48820.00001
Literate1734.341 ± 0.2865
Informant categoryKey informants3013.367 ± 1.4259z = − 5.94810.00001
General informants3844.862 ± 0.1051
Total number of informants (N)414
  1. *Significant difference (p < 0.05); **z (0.05) (two-tailed), df = 412, N = 414, n = number of respondents