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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents (N = 400).

From: Farmers’ awareness of the potential of vetiver grass for soil erosion control on Ogbomoso Agricultural Zone farmlands, south-western Nigeria

Socioeconomic characteristics Frequency Percentage
Age   
 ≤ 30 42 10.50
 31–40 111 27.75
 41–50 117 29.25
 51–60 87 21.75
 Above 60 43 10.75
 Mean = 45.52   
Gender   
 Male 292 73.00
 Female 108 27.00
Marital status   
 Married 318 79.50
 Single 36 9.00
 Widow 29 7.25
 Divorce 12 3.00
 Separated 5 1.25
Household size   
  ≤ 5 222 55.50
 6–10 178 44.50
 Mean = 5.23   
Level of education   
 No formal education 96 24.00
 Primary education 79 19.75
 Secondary education 193 48.25
 Post-secondary education 32 8.00
Income (US dollars)   
 ≤ 200 373 93.25
 200–250 7 1.75
 251–300 8 2.00
 301–350 8 2.00
 Above 350 4 1.00
 Mean = 84.6   
Secondary occupation   
 Civil servant 52 13.00
 Private business 329 82.25
 Student 19 4.75
 Total 400 100.00
  1. $ 1  = ₦ 360
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