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Table 3 Spearman correlations of gender, age (in years), farm management and canton of the interviewed adults (n = 40) with freelist length, habitats and use reports of different categories

From: Local plant knowledge and its variation among farmer’s families in the Napf region, Switzerland

Freelist length   Freelist length        
Gender rspearman − 0.310        
(1 = female, 2 = male) p 0.052        
Age rspearman − 0.024        
(in years) p 0.882        
Management rspearman − 0.171        
(1 = organic, 2 = non o.) p 0.290        
Canton rspearman − 0.189        
(1 = Berne, 2 = Lucerne) p 0.243        
Habitat   Garden Orchard Field Grassland Forest Way-/brookside Other sites  
Gender
(1 = female, 2 = male)
rspearman − .439** 0.047 0.007 0.024 − 0.237 − 0.270 − .326*  
  p 0.005 0.774 0.966 0.881 0.141 0.092 0.040  
Age
(in years)
rspearman − 0.070 − 0.213 − 0.077 0.021 0.034 .365* 0.129  
  p 0.670 0.186 0.639 0.899 0.834 0.021 0.427  
Management
(1 = organic, 2 = non o.)
rspearman − 0.181 0.055 0.048 − 0.100 0.000 − 0.140 − 0.089  
  p 0.265 0.737 0.767 0.540 1.000 0.389 0.586  
Canton
(1 = Berne, 2 = Lucerne)
rspearman − 0.085 0.206 − 0.085 − 0.243 − 0.104 − 0.101 − 0.113  
  p 0.603 0.203 0.601 0.130 0.522 0.537 0.486  
Special habitat   Grassland: grasses Grassland: herbs Forest: tree Forest: shrub Forest: herbaceous    
Gender
(1 = female, 2 = male)
rspearman .495** − 0.288 − 0.084 − 0.255 − .408**    
  p 0.001 0.071 0.605 0.112 0.009    
Age
(in years)
rspearman − 0.061 0.056 − 0.017 0.042 0.119    
  p 0.706 0.730 0.916 0.798 0.466    
Management
(1 = organic, 2 = non o.)
rspearman 0.042 − 0.176 0.092 − 0.075 − 0.166    
  p 0.799 0.277 0.574 0.647 0.306    
Canton
(1 = Berne, 2 = Lucerne)
rspearman − 0.046 − 0.272 − 0.087 − 0.090 − 0.114    
  p 0.778 0.090 0.593 0.581 0.485    
Use category   Edible plants Fodder Medicinal plants Ornamental plants Wood Toy Vetmed Other uses
Gender
(1 = female, 2 = male)
rspearman − .533** .365* − .583** − .425** 0.190 − .423** 0.066 − 0.022
  p 0.000 0.020 0.000 0.006 0.241 0.007 0.686 0.891
Age
(in years)
rspearman − 0.184 0.016 0.279 − 0.146 − 0.204 − 0.155 0.187 − 0.291
  p 0.254 0.922 0.081 0.367 0.207 0.339 0.247 0.068
Management
(1 = organic, 2 = non o.)
rspearman − 0.143 0.039 − 0.167 0.074 0.109 − 0.245 − 0.111 − 0.280
  p 0.378 0.811 0.302 0.649 0.504 0.128 0.496 0.080
Canton
(1 = Berne, 2 = Lucerne)
rspearman 0.065 − 0.172 0.059 − 0.017 − 0.153 0.012 .370* − 0.241
  p 0.690 0.290 0.719 0.915 0.346 0.943 0.019 0.135
  1. Bold values indicate p < 0.05)