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Table 1 Relationship between household characteristics and coping strategies on short rain season failure; N = 100, coefficient (SE)

From: Community-based knowledge towards rangeland condition, climate change, and adaptation strategies: the case of Afar pastoralists

Coping strategies Labor force Age Livestock ownership (TLU) Family size Gender Study area
Coeff. Wald Sig Coeff. Wald Sig Coeff. Wald Sig Coeff. Wald Sig Coeff. Wald Sig Coeff. Wald Sig
M + S −1.61(0.61) 6.95 0.00** 0.23(0.12) 3.45 0.06 0.02(0.032) 0.30 0.59 −1.20(0.65) 3.40 0.06 1.30(1.48) 0.76 0.38 3.93(1.36) 8.33 0.00**
M + SL −0.66(0.68) 0.96 0.33 −0.01(0.15) 0.004 0.95 0.00(0.042) 0.003 0.95 0.21(0.81) 0.07 0.79 −0.37(1.95) 0.04 0.85 3.08(1.66) 3.41 0.07
M + LF −0.76(0.57) 1.76 0.19 0.05(0.11) 0.18 0.67 0.04(0.03) 1.88 0.17 0.87(0.56) 2.51 0.11 0.70(1.9) 0.14 0.71 3.94(1.4) 8.1 0.00***
M + HS −0.41(0.71) 0.34 0.56 0.05(0.15) 0.13 0.72 0.02(0.04) 0.24 0.63 −0.91(0.82) 1.25 0.26 −1.16(1.96) 0.34 0.59 3.78(1.84) 4.23 0.04*
M + CR −3.06(0.98) 9.76 0.00** 0.14(0.16) 0.72 0.39 0.05(0.04) 1.64 0.20 −0.26(0.74) 0.12 0.73 1.06(1.97) 0.29 0.59 4.43(1.72) 6.63 0.01*
  1. Cox and Snell = 0.72; Nagelkerke = 0.76; McFadden = 0.42. The dependent variable is coping strategy
  2. M + S mobility + selling of animals, M + LF mobility + lopping and feeding, M + CR mobility + crop residue, M + HS mobility + herd splitting
  3. *Significant at 5%
  4. ** = P< 0.01, *** = P< 0.001