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Table 2 Household characteristics of the pastoralists surveyed in Baringo District, Kenya.

From: Effects of cattle rustling and household characteristics on migration decisions and herd size amongst pastoralists in Baringo District, Kenya

Description Minimum Maximum Mean SD
Household size 3 36 13.55 8.12
Age of household head (years) 18 72 44.04 13.11
Number of years in school 0 16 3.03 4.68
Number of cattle owned 0 702 65.56 105.33
Number of shoatsa owned 0 3360 167.14 425.24
Ratio of shoatsa to cattle 0 9.00 2.58 2.07
Non-livestock income (KES) 0 840,000 24,167.27 88,937.63
Value of livestock lost to rustling (KES) 0 750,000 90,910.00 127,766.52
  1. aSheep and goats. KES, Kenya Shillings (80 KES = US $1); SD, standard deviation.