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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of surveyed households in the study area (N*=83)

From: Farmers knowledge, perceptions and management of Kersting’s groundnut (Macrotyloma geocarpum Harms) insect pests in Benin

Demographic characteristics Number of farmers Percentage (%) Mean ± SE
Level of education
 No formal education 57 68.7  
 Primary 13 15.6
 Secondary 10 12.1
 University 3 3.6
Age (years)
 [21–37[ 23 27.7 45.5 ± 1.3
 [37–53[ 39 47
 [53–70] 21 25.3
Gender
 Female 24 28.9  
 Male 59 71.1
Experience (years)
 [2–14[ 54 65.1 12.4 ± 1.0
 [14–26[ 19 22.9
 [26–37[ 8 9.6
 [37–48] 2 2.4
Household size
 [3–9[ 61 73.5 6.9 ± 0.3
 [9–15[ 19 22.9
 [15–22] 3 3.6
Land size
 [0.1–1[ 45 54.2 0.8 ± 0.0
 [1–2[ 31 37.4
 [2–2.5] 7 8.4
  1. *N number of interviewed household heads, SE standard error of the mean