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Table 2 Description of variables included in the analysis

From: Determinants of adaptation choices to climate change by sheep and goat farmers in Northern Ethiopia: the case of Southern and Central Tigray, Ethiopia

Independent variables Variable type Variable measurement Mean SD
Sex of the head Dummy 1 if male, 0 otherwise 0.773 0.421
Age of the head Continuous Year 43.405 9.855
Marital status Dummy 1 if married, 0 otherwise 0.789 0.408
Family size Continuous Number 5.405 1.782
Land size Continuous Hectare 0.529 0.425
Herd size Continuous Total Livestock Unit (TLU) 5.532 4.200
Access to info. Dummy 1 if there is access, 0 otherwise 0.984 0.124
Year of production Continuous Number 11.639 8.203
Number of households in one village Continuous Number 487.9 220.14
Extension assistance Dummy 1 if household gets ext.assi. 0 otherwise 0.99 0.096
Credit access Dummy 1 if there is access, 0 otherwise 0.927 0.259
Distance to mkt Continuous Km 4.1173 5.902
High land Dummy 1 if respondent from highland, 0 otherwise 0.349 0.477
Low land Dummy 1 if respondent from lowland, 0 otherwise 0.371 0.483
Mid land(base category) Dummy 1 if respondent from midland, 0 otherwise 0.279 0.449
Monthly consumption Continuous Birr (1 USD = 19.73 Birr) 1124.1 929.64
Edu1(base category) Dummy 1 if illiterate, 0 otherwise 0.345 0.476
Edu2 Dummy 1 if informally literate (read and write), 0 otherwise 0.154 0.361
Edu3 Dummy 1 if primary school completed, 0 otherwise 0.443 0.497
Edu4 Dummy 1 if secondary school completed, 0 otherwise 0.047 0.212
Edu5 Dummy 1 if above secondary, 0 otherwise 0.009 0.096