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Table 2 Socio-economic characteristics of sample households by household type

From: Impacts of Prosopis juliflora invasion on livelihoods of pastoral and agro-pastoral households of Dire Dawa Administration, Ethiopia

Pre-interv. variables Invaded N = (250) Non-invaded N = (200) Sample household N = (450) Means difference t value
Mean STD Mean STD Mean STD Mean STD
AGEHH 42.490 10.208 38.58 11.004 40.545 10.777 3.91 −0.796 −3.694***
Family size age between 15 and 64 3.411 1.802 2.970 1.756 3.192 1.791 0.441 0.047 −2.484**
DISROAD 1.840 2.421 2.475 4.027 2.155 3.330 −0.635 −1.606 1.918*
DISMKT 3.824 3.872 13.736 5.618 8.756 6.914 −9.912 −1.746 20.614***
FARMEXPHH 26.109 10.902 20.135 8.210 23.137 10.098 5.974 2.692 −6.202***
TOTHH 6.302 2.496 6.270 2.254 6.286 2.376 0.032 0.242 −0.135NS
DEPENRATIO 1.030 0.072 1.056 0.075 −0.026 −0.003 1.288 1.051 2.678***
HH size in AE 5.578 2.152 5.407 1.894 5.493 2.027 0.171 0.258 −0.843NS
TOTALAND 2.621 2.369 2.148 2.211 5.493 2.027 0.474 0.158 −2.073**
TLU 5.033 3.214 4.610 3.271 4.820 3.246 0.423 0.057 1.308NS
  1. Source: own survey data, 2015
  2. *, ** and *** mean significant at the 10%, 5% and 1% probability levels, respectively
  3. Not significant (NS)