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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of Mushroom collectors in 6 districts of AJK (N = 923)

From: Diversity and ethnomycological importance of mushrooms from Western Himalayas, Kashmir

S. no. Characteristics Frequency Percentage Mean ± SEM
1.     
  Sex    
   Male 359 38.9 1.61 ± 0.01
   Female 564 61.1  
2. Age group    
   < 18 163 17.6 2.80 ± 0.41
   19–30 238 25.8  
   31–40 259 28.1  
   41–50 140 15.2  
   > 50 123 13.3  
3. Education level    
   Illiterate 157 17.0 2.88 ± 0.06
   Primary 238 25.8  
   Middle 210 22.8  
   Secondary 193 20.9  
   HS above 125 13.5  
4. Employment status    
   Govt. servant 116 12.6 2.41 ± 0.26
   Farmer 366 39.7  
   Housewife 379 41.0  
   Retired 62 6.7