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Table 5 Factors affecting local people’s knowledge on the adverse impacts of Eucalyptus woodlot in Gudo Beret Kebele

From: Local people’s knowledge on the adverse impacts and their attitudes towards growing Eucalyptus woodlot in Gudo Beret Kebele, Basona Worena district, Ethiopia

Variable β S. E Wald Df P value Expected (β)
Constant 1.930 0.435 0.123 1 1.023
Sex −0.112 0.630 0.048 1 0.911 0.678
Age 0.723 0.845 0.264 1 0.635 1.236
Level of education −0.834 0.456 6.784 1 0.002a 0.925
Family size −0.643 0.467 1.032 1 0.412 0.919
Occupation 0.783 0.346 0.165 1 0.556 −0.375
History of settlement 0.893 0.845 9.689 1 0.000a 1.823
Length of residence in the area −0.296 0.436 0.134 1 0.456 0.732
Annual income 1.523 0.932 0.083 1 0.760 0.362
Land ownership −0.783 0.183 0.068 1 0.691 0.854
Source of fuelwood 1.893 0.273 0.263 1 0.406 2.096
Woodlot ownership −0.283 0.364 0.214 1 0.444 −0.786
Landholding size 0.534 0.945 0.068 1 0.834 −0.638
Place of Eucalyptus plantation −1.832 0.432 7.420 1 0.001a −2.893
Preference for Eucalyptus species −0.834 0.346 1.068 1 0.131 −0.782
The difference in crop and forage production near Eucalyptus woodlot 0.895 0.634 13.754 1 0.000a 0.963
Past knowledge about Eucalyptus woodlot 0.294 0.346 0.361 1 0.221 0.783
Distance between the houses of the respondents and the nearby access road 0.983 0.576 8.946 1 0.001a 2.957
  1. Expected (β) shows the predicted changes in the dependent variable for a unit increase in the predictor; Chi-square (χ 2) = 79.0; percentage of corrected prediction = 70.6
  2. aRepresents significance at 95% confidence level