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Table 1 The collection of wild edible mushrooms (WEMs) by informants

From: Ethnomycological study of wild edible and medicinal mushrooms in district Jammu, J&K (UT), India

Attributes Informants No. of informants No. of WEM ANOVA
F value P value
Gender Female 87 4.5a ± 3.2 29.67 < 0.001
  Male 105 3.3b ± 2.3   
Age Up to 50 years 93 3.3b ± 2.0 24.87 < 0.001
  > 50 years 99 4.4a ± 3.5   
Education Illiterate 61 5.2a ± 1.5 32.14 < 0.001
  1–8 79 3.4b ± 1.2   
  9–12 42 3.0c ± 1.4   
  > 12 10 2.9c ± 1.4   
  1. The values of WEM given in the table are mean ± SD. Fisher’s least significant difference (LSD) was applied as multiple-range test when analysis of variance (ANOVA) was found significant at P < 0.05. Similar alphabets in a column for an attribute show that the values do not vary significantly