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Table 3 The social belief regarding collection of wild edible mushrooms (WEMs)

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

Attributes Informants Number Mean number of WEM collected ANOVA
Visits after lightening Regular visits F value P value
Gender Female 87 4.6 4.1 1.86 0.177 ns
  Male 105 3.5a 2.8b 5.71 0.019*
Age Up to 50 years 93 3.3 3.2 0.08 0.781 ns
  > 50 years 99 4.5a 3.3b 5.37 0.023*
Education Illiterate 61 5.5a 4.0b 15.99 < 0.001**
  Literate 131 3.3 2.9 2.72 0.101 ns
  1. Fisher’s least significant difference (LSD) was applied as multiple-range test when analysis of variance (ANOVA) was found significant at P < 0.05
  2. Ns non-significant
  3. *,**P < 0.05 and 0.001, respectively