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Table 3 Demographic and households’ facility access statistics

From: Productivity and food security effects of using of certified seed potato: the case of Kenya’s potato farmers

Variables Usersa (n = 167) Non-usersb (n = 241) Mean diffa−b (t value)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
distmkt 27.31 (26.51) 32.7 (29.24) −5.393* (−1.937)
distroad 28.42 (27.85) 28.82 (24.95) −0.40 (−0.149)
distagric 101.56 (111.58) 79.67 (81.28) 21.891** (2.168)
age 49.08 (12.53) 48.49 (13.89) 0.59 (0.45)
gender 0.55 (0.5) 0.47 (0.5) 0.08 (1.63)
education 8.92 (3.86) 7.89 (3.76) 1.03*** (2.69)
experience 19.72 (12.41) 18.62 (12.64) 1.1 (0.87)
phone 0.96 (0.19) 0.89 (0.32) 0.08*** (3.05)
hhdsize 4.34 (1.59) 4.25 (1.73) 0.08 (0.49)
depedency a 15.30 (46.76) 11.29 (44.68) 4.01 (0.86)
  1. The numbers in parentheses are standard deviations (SD)
  2. *, **, and *** significant at 10, 5, and 1%, respectively
  3. aDependency ratio is calculated following the World Bank (2014) as the ratio of household members below 15 years or above 64 years of age to the working age members (15–64 years)