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Table 1 Socio-economic characteristics of apple growers in Plateau State

From: Baseline study of growers’ constraints in the production of apple (Malus domestica) in Plateau State Nigeria

Characteristics Percent Mean (SD)
Age   51 (± 13)
 32–38 56.7  
 39–63 23.3  
 Above 64 20.0  
Sex
 Female 23.0  
 Male 77.0  
Marital status
 Married 90  
 Single 10  
Years of formal education 17 (± 4)
 06–13 13.3  
 14–20 73.3  
 14–21 13.3  
Occupation
 Farming 46.7  
 Personal businesses 16.7  
 Civil service 13.3  
 Others 23.4  
Apple production as a major occupation
 Yes 7.0  
 No 93.0  
Local government area  
 Jos South 64.0  
 Jos North 10.0  
 Barki Ladi 13.0  
 Riyom 13.0  
  1. Source: Field survey, 2017