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Table 1 Regression analysis coefficients of independent variables (human population, population density, district area, number of ethnic groups in district, and mean elevation of the district), against dependent variables (used medicinal plants in whole, traded medicinal plants and aromatic medicinal plants) (*significant)

From: Ethnomedicinal landscape: distribution of used medicinal plant species in Nepal

Independent variables Used medicinal plants (all) Traded medicinal plants Aromatic medicinal plants
F t p F t p F t p
Human population 0.63 0.79 0.42 0.01 0.12 0.89 0.28 − 0.53 0.59
Area 0.01 0.11 0.91 0.18 0.42 0.67 0.56 0.74 0.45
Population density 1.23 1.11 0.26 0.43 0.65 0.51 0.81 0.90 0.37
Number of ethnic groups 0.35 0.59 0.55 0.00 − 0.07 0.94 0.13 − 0.37 0.70
Mean elevation 0.51 0.71 0.47 1.17 1.08 0.28 3.94 1.98 0.05*