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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: Factors affecting purchasing process of digestate: evidence from an economic experiment on Sicilian farmers’ willingness to pay

  (T1) (56 units) (T2) (55 units) (T3) (56 units) (T4) (56 units) Total sample (223 units)
Gender
 Male 92.9% 94.5% 94.6% 96.4% 94.6%
 Female 7.1% 5.5% 5.4% 3.6% 5.4%
 Fisher’s exact test p value 0.613
Age
 18–39 32.1% 38.2% 37.5% 25.0% 33.2%
 40–49 32.1% 29.1% 39.3% 44.6% 36.3%
 50–65 30.4% 21.8% 16.1% 25.0% 23.3%
  > 65 5.4% 10.9% 7.1% 5.4% 7.2%
 Fisher’s exact test p value 0.459
Educational rate
 Elementary school 3.6% 9.1% 7.1% 3.6% 5.8%
 Middle school 28.6% 29.1% 39.3% 46.4% 35.9%
 High school Diploma 35.7% 38.2% 39.3% 30.4% 35.9%
 Degree 30.4% 21.8% 14.3% 17.9% 21.1%
 Other 1.8% 1.8% 0.0% 1.8% 1.3%
 Fisher’s exact test p value 0.407
Farm income (€/year)
 Less than 10,000 14.3% 12.7% 16.1% 8.9% 13.0%
 10,000–19,999 28.6% 27.3% 32.1% 23.2% 27.8%
 20,000–39,999 25.0% 25.5% 30.4% 19.6% 25.1%
 40,000–49,999 5.4% 1.8% 8.9% 1.8% 4.5%
 > 50,000 26.8% 32.7% 12.5% 46.4% 29.6%
 Fisher’s exact test p value 0.732
Crops
 Seed 53.6% 43.6% 69.6% 42.9% 52.5%
 Fruit 7.1% 9.1% 10.7% 10.7% 9.4%
 Citrus 8.9% 7.3% 5.4% 8.9% 7.6%
 Livestock 10.7% 12.7% 1.8% 1.8% 6.7%
 Field Horticulture 17.9% 23.6% 1.8% 35.7% 19.7%
 Greenhouse Horticulture 0.0% 1.8% 5.4% 0.0% 1.8%
 Other 1.8% 1.8% 5.4% 0.0% 2.2%
 Fisher’s exact test p value 0.370