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Table 1 Household characteristics of intervention and control groups (average per household), 2014

From: Sowing seeds of empowerment: effect of women’s home garden training in Bangladesh

Characteristic Control (n = 171) Intervention (n = 285) Sign.
Sample mean SD Sample mean SD
Household size (persons) 5.0 1.7 4.7 1.4 NS
Dependency ratio 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.5 NS
Age of women gardener (years) 35.9 10.9 35.6 9.8 NS
Age of husband (years) 43.2 13.3 41.9 11.6 NS
Education of women gardener (years) 4.9 3.3 4.6 3.3 NS
Education of husband (years) 4.5 3.6 4.1 3.5 NS
Cultivatable land of household (1000 m2) 2.4 1.8 2.5 3.2 NS
Land area used for home garden (m2) 44.9 25.5 43.5 14.6 NS
  1. Significance levels: *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, NS not significant. Two-sample t test was used for all variables