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Table 3 Sociodemographic parameters of informants

From: The resource availability hypothesis (RAH) and cross-cultural patterns: which one explains West African Cochlospermum species’ uses in Benin?

Bioclimatic zones (DPs) Ethnic communities Study municipalities Main ethnic groups Sample size Men Women Ages
17–35 36–50  > 50
Sudanian 401 DPs (53.04%) Bariba Banikoara BaribaB, Peulh 59 31 28 26 29 4
Mbelime Cobly N'gnindé 29 16 13 9 14 6
Mokolé Kandi Mokolé 30 12 18 13 10 7
Dendi Malanville Dendi, Zerma 72 24 48 29 34 9
Biali Matéri Berba, Biali, Haoussa 89 40 49 30 49 10
Gourmantchema Tanguiéta Gourmantché, Natimba 59 28 31 22 29 8
Waama Toucountouna Wama 63 27 36 25 27 11
Sudano-Guinean 299 DPs (39.55%) Anii Bassila Anii, Kotokoli, Otamari 79 38 41 20 40 19
Yom Djougou Yoom 37 14 19 15 18 7
Lokpa Djougou Lokpa 23 12 15 11 8 1
Ede Idaca Dassa-Zoumè Idasha 16 11 5 4 9 3
Maxi Gbe Glazoué Mahi 19 12 7 5 9 5
Boko Kalalé Bariba, Boko, Gando 76 28 48 33 28 15
Ede Nago Kétou Nago 21 14 7 5 11 5
Bariba N'Dali Bariba 28 15 13 10 16 2
Guineo-Congolian 56 DPs (7%) Ede Nago Kétou Holi, Yoruba 60 40 20 15 30 15
Fon Zakpota Fon 17 11 6 4 8 5
Total   - - 756 359 397 271 358 127
  1. Bariba ethnic group surveyed in Banikoara, Kalalé and N’Dali municipalities are, respectively, named BaribaB, BaribaK and BaribaN; Wama ethnic group surveyed in Tchakalakou and Moussitingou villages are, respectively, named WamaT and WamaM