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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of farmers’ assets and household characteristics according to their strata

From: ‘It is better to herd than be herded’: making a living with goats in the Bajío region, Mexico

  Median IQ Mean SD N
Land (ha)
 Poor 2.0 1.0 to 2.5 2.0 1.2 14
 Medium 5.0 4.0 to 7.0 5.8 2.6 21
 Better-off 15.5 11.0 to 21.0 15.8 9.2 8
Goats (n)
 Poor 30 22 to 45 37 21 17
 Medium 70 32 to 123 91 83 23
 Better-off 107 80 to 154 131 87 8
Household size (n)
 Poor 5 3 to 6 5 2 17
 Medium 5 4 to 6 5 2 23
 Better-off 4 4 to 6 5 2 8
Age household head (years)
 Poor 49.5 44.5 to 54.0 50.0 12.1 16
 Medium 51.0 39.0 to 64.0 50.2 13.7 23
 Better-off 39.5 36.3 to 58.3 45.6 16.7 8
  1. IQ, interquartile range; SD, standard deviation; N number of observations.