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Table 8 Independent t-test on demographic and socio-economic characteristics on knowledge of mould infections in stored maize and groundnuts (n = 72)

From: Assessment of awareness of mycotoxins infections in stored maize (Zea mays L.) and groundnut (arachis hypogea L.) in Kilosa District, Tanzania

Variable N Mean Scores ± SD T p-value
Gender 1.366 0.024*
Female 28 1.7273 ± 0.4506   
Male 44 1.5714 ± 0.5040   
Education level -6.295 0.000***
Greater than high school 26 1.9231 ± 0.3147   
Less than high school 46 1.8913 ± 0.2718   
Age 1.993 0.050*
Less than 35 years old 23 1.9565 ± 0.2085   
Greater than 35 years old 49 1.9796 ± 1.9796   
Marital Status -3.949 0.001**
Single, divorced, or widow 25 2.5600 ± 1.8726   
Married 47 2.9787 ± 1.6874   
Household income 2.802 0.008*
Less than 66.7 U$D 51 1.6275 ± 0.48829   
Greater than 66.7 U$D 21 1.2857 ± 0.46291   
  1. * Significant different at p < 0.05, ** Significant different at p < 0.01, *** Significant different at p < 0.0001