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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of rice farmers

From: Microfinance services for smallholder farmers: an assessment from rice farmers’ expectations in Central Benin

Variable Value
Gender (%)
 Female 29.2
 Male 70.8
Age (years)
 Minimum 25
 First quartile 34
 Second quartile 40
 Third quartile 47
 Maximum 75
Marital status (%)
 Married 64.2
 Single 25.8
 Divorced 8.3
 Widowed 1.7
Education (%)
 None 52.5
 Primary level 32.5
 Secondary level 14.2
 University level 0.8
Household size (number of individuals)
 Minimum 1
 First quartile 3
 Second quartile 5
 Third quartile 6
 Maximum 11
Surface area of rice producing (ha)
 Minimum 0.5
 Mean 1.49
 Maximum 5
 Standard deviation 0.97
Total farm size (ha)
 Minimum 1.5
 Mean 7.98
 Maximum 37
 Standard deviation 5.95