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Table 2 Characteristics of the cattle traders by sub-region

From: The impacts of COVID-19 on cattle traders and their response in agro-pastoral and pastoral regions in Uganda: A case of Karamoja and Teso cattle traders

Variables Overall Teso Karamoja Difference
Gender of cattle trader (%)
 Male 94 93 95 − 2
 Female 7 7 5 2
Education of cattle trader
 Primary 66 65 67 − 2
 Secondary 30 33 28 5
Experience in cattle trade 99 103 94 9
Age of cattle trader 41 41 40 1
A cattle trader’s means of transport (%)
 Trekking 43 25 62 − 37***
 Trucking 17 32 2 30***
 Trekking trucking 48 43 37 6
 Access to credit (%) 63 93 32 61***
 Credit receipt (%) 42 70 15 55***
Means of accessing market information (%)
 Cattle trader 94 88 100 − 12**
 Telephones 22 43 0 43***
 Radios 15 32 0 32***
 COVID 19 impact (%) 97 93 100 7*
  1. Source: primary data
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001