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Table 4 Mathematical analysis of interviewee’s response

From: Ethnobotanical perspective of antimalarial plants: traditional knowledge based study

Location Total interviewees (M/F) Occupation Literacya (M/F) Mean ageb (years) Monthly incomec,d (INR)e
Agri Non-agri
Gorakhpur 22 (18/4) 74 % 26 % 74.5 (79/54)  % 52.7 4915.0
Kushinagar 38 (27/11) 78 % 22 % 63.7 (68/53)  % 55.0 3887.0
Maharajganj 35 (28/7) 82 % 18 % 67.2 (72/48)  % 48.4 4093.0
Totalf 85 (63/22) 78 % 22 % 68.5 (73/52)  % 52.0 4298.3
Details of plants
 Surveyed plants 51
 Most commonly used plants 3
 Number of families of surveyed plants 27
 Number of families with two or more plants 12
Major plant families
 Fabaceae 7
 Asteraceae 4
 Acanthaceae 4
 Amaranthaceae 4
 Menispermaceae 3
Most popular plants (With PK ≥ 55 %)
 Adhatoda vasica Nees
 Cassia fistula Linn.
 Swertia chirata Buch.Ham
Geographical profileg
 Average annual rainfall 1148.3 mm
 Average relative humidity 68.33 %
 Average high temperature 30.92 °C
 Average low temperature 19.58 °C
 Average Mean Temperature 25.25 °C
 Average no of days with precipitation 44.88
Frequency of usage of traditional knowledge Yes (%) No (%)
70 (82 %) 15 (18 %)
  1. aCalculated on weighted mean %, M males, F females
  2. bMean of ages of M and F
  3. cBased on India census 2011
  4. dEconomics and Statistics Division, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, India
  5. e1 USD 61.11 INR
  6. fCalculated on arithmetic mean  %
  7. gBased on satellite imagery and Climate Research Unit (CRU) UK
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