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Table 2 Farmers’ awareness of vetiver grass as a means of erosion control.

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

Awareness Yes No Total
Age (years)    
 ≤ 30 21 (11.73) 21 (9.50) 42 (10.50)
 31–40 48 (26.82) 63 (28.51) 111 (28.50)
 41–50 51 ( (28.49) 66 (29.86) 117 (28.50)
 51–60 39 (21.79) 48 (21.72) 87 (21.75)
 Above 60 20 (11.17) 23 (10.41) 43 (10.75)
Linear-by-linear association 0.5921, (P = 0.0113)***
Gender    
 Male 134 (74.86) 158 (71.49) 292 (73.00)
 Female 45 (25.14) 63 (28.51) 108 (27.00)
 Linear-by-linear association 0.4666 (P = 0.000)***
Marital status    
 Married 139 (77.65) 179 (81.00) 318 (79.50)
 Single 20 (11.17) 16 (7.24) 36 (9.00)
 Widow 14 (7.82) 15 (6.79) 29 (7.25)
 Divorce 4 (2.23) 8 (3.62) 12 (3.00)
 Separated 2 (1.12) 3 (1.36) 5 (1.25)
Linear-by-linear association 0.0369 (P = 0.025)**
Household size    
 ≤ 5 102 (56.98) 120 (54.30) 222 (55.50)
 6–10 77 (43.02) 101 (45.70) 178 (44.50)
Linear-by-linear association 0.0016 (P = 0.4921)    
Level of education    
 No formal education 27 (15.08) 69 (31.22) 96 (24.00)
 Primary education 32 (17.88) 47 (21.27) 79 (19.75)
 Secondary education 103 (57.54) 90 (40.72) 193 (48.25)
 Post-secondary education 17 (9.50) 15 (6.79) 32 (8.00)
 Linear-by-linear association 0.2846 (P = 0.033)**
Income per cropping season (US dollars)    
 ≤ 200 168 (93.85) 205 (92.76) 373 (93.25)
 201–250 1 (0.56) 6 (2.71) 7 (1.75)
 251–300 3 (1.68) 5 (2.26) 8 (2.00)
 301–350 4 (2.23) 4 (1.81) 8 (2.00)
 Above 350 3 (1.68) 1 (0.45) 4 (1.00)
Linear-by-linear association 0.6391 (P = 0.100)*
Secondary occupation    
 Civil servant 33 (18.44) 19 (8.60) 52 (13.00)
 Private business 133 (74.30) 196 (88.69) 329 (82.25)
 Student 13 (7.26) 6 (2.71) 19 (4.75)
Linear-by-linear association0.0953 (P = 0.2360)
  1. Figures in parenthesis are percentage
  2. $ 1 = ₦ 360
  3. ***,**,*Significant at 1%, 5% and 10% probability level, respectively
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