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Table 3 Quantitative variables’ characteristics of goat farms for the three clusters identified by the hierarchical classification analysis

From: Characterisation of smallholders’ goat production systems in the Fatick area, Senegal

Variables Cluster 1 Cluster 2 Cluster 3 p value
TotalGoat: median (mean, sd) 8 (10.5 ± 6.7) ab 18 (17 ± 6.6) a 8 (8 ± 3) b *
Femaladult. (%): median (mean, sd) 56.5 (54.3 ± 13.0) 62 (60.8 ± 10.7) 50 (56.9 ± 19.43) NS
Age.s.sale.Male (months): median (mean, sd) 17 (17.6 ± 9.5) 15.1 (19.6 ± 11.47) 18.2 (19.2 ± 8.4) NS
Age.s.sale.Female (months): median (mean, sd) 85.5 (86.5 ± 25.9) 85.5 (103.1 ± 32.3) 85.5 (77.9 ± 19.2) NS
Sale.s.price.goat (FCFA): median (mean, sd) 25,000 (25,200 ± 5400) 23,500 (23,100 ± 1760) 24,700 (24,100 ± 4660) NS
  1. Treatments with the same letter are not significantly different between clusters
  2. NS not significant, sd standard deviation
  3. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001