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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the households in the study areas

From: Farmers’ preferred traits and perceived production constraints of bread wheat under drought-prone agro-ecologies of Ethiopia

Descriptions Districts Degrees of freedom X2-value p-value
Sire Dodota Hetosa
Sex
 Male 50 (92.6) 50 (86.2) 47 (81) 2 3.198 0.202
 Female 4 (7.4) 8 (13.8) 11 (19)
Age (years)
 18–25 1 (1.9) 1 (1.7) 3 (5.2) 8 22.615 0.004
 26–35 21 (38.9) 12 (20.7) 4 (6.9)
 36–45 16 (29.6) 22 (37.9) 20 (34.5)
 46–60 12 (22.2) 19 (32.8) 19 (32.8)
 > 60 4 (7.4) 4 (6.9) 12 (20.7)
Educational level
 Illiterate 9 (16.7) 5 (8.6) 14 (24.1) 10 23.305 0.010
 Read and write 2 (3.7) 2 (3.4) 8 (13.8)
 Elementary (Grade 1–4) 18 (33.3) 9 (15.5) 8 (13.8)
 Elementary (Grade 5–8) 15 (27.8) 24 (41.4) 19 (32.8)
 Secondary (Grade 9–10) 10 (18.5) 15 (25.9) 7 (12.1)
 Higher education 3 (5.2) 2 (3.4)
Family size (number per household)
 < 3 1 (1.8) 1 (1.7) 2 (3.4) 6 20.115 0.003
 3–5 29 (53.7) 26 (44.8) 14 (24.1)
 6–8 21 (38.9) 25 (43.1) 24 (41.4)
 > 8 3 (5.6) 6 (10.3) 18 (31.0)
  1. Source: Farm household survey, 2018
  2. (–) indicates no response. Values outside and inside the bracket indicate the frequency and proportion in percent, respectively