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Table 1 Household characteristics of smallholder dairy farmers in Jimma town

From: Assessment of feed resources, feeding practices and coping strategies to feed scarcity by smallholder urban dairy producers in Jimma town, Ethiopia

Variables Farm type
Small (n = 18) Medium (n = 18) Large (n = 18) Total P value
Age [mean (±SE)] 50.06 ± 2.63a 50.94 ± 2.98a 52.78 ± 2.22a 51.26 ± 1.50 0.758
Family size [mean (±SE)] 5.28 ± 0.39a 6.17 ± 0.70a 6.61 ± 0.63a 6.02 ± 0.34 0.276
Sex (%)      0.667
 Male 24.1 24.1 27.8 75.9  
 Female 9.3 9.3 5.6 24.1  
Occupation (%)      0.528
 Trade/business 5.6 3.7 11.1 20.4  
 Civil servant 7.4 11.1 7.4 25.9  
 Retirement 7.4 9.3 7.4 25.9  
 Dairy farmer 5.6 5.6 5.6 16.7  
 Housewife 7.4 3.7 0 11.1  
Education (%)      0.163
 Illiterate 0 1.9 0 1.9  
 Primary school 3.7 11.1 5.6 20.4  
 Junior secondary 7.4 1.9 1.9 11.14  
 Senior secondary 13.0 5.6 5.6 24.1  
 College 5.6 11.1 18.5 35.2  
 University 3.7 1.9 1.9 7.4  
  1. Means with the same superscript letters in the same row are not significantly different