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Table 2 Chi-square test of association between age group and farmers’ perception of climate change in Apac district

From: Farmers’ perceptions of climate change, long-term variability and trends in rainfall in Apac district, northern Uganda

Parameter Age group Increased No change Decreased Chi-square p-value
Freq Percent Freq Percent Freq Percent
No. of extreme events Youth 85 72.6 13 11.1 19 16.2 4.413 0.353
Adult 95 70.4 23 17.0 17 12.6
Elder 11 84.6 0 0.0 2 15.4
No. of pest and disease attacks Youth 96 82.1 8 6.8 13 11.1 6.633 0.157
Adult 121 89.6 9 6.7 5 3.7
Elder 10 76.9 2 15.4 1 7.7
Availability of rain water Youth 7 6.0 11 9.4 99 84.6 6.813 0.146
Adult 16 11.9 21 15.6 98 72.6
Elder 0 0.0 2 15.4 11 84.6
Intensity of rain Youth 8 6.8 7 6.0 102 87.0 7.386 0.117
Adult 13 9.6 17 12.6 105 78.0
Elder 3 23.1 1 7.7 9 69.0
No. of rain days Youth 2 1.7 11 9.4 104 88.9 1.417 0.841
Adult 5 3.7 13 9.6 117 86.7
Elder 0 0.0 1 7.7 12 92.3
Duration of rain period Youth 7 6.0 18 15.4 92 78.6 1.032 0.905
Adult 11 8.1 25 18.5 99 73.3
Elder 1 7.7 2 15.4 10 76.9
Amount of rain Youth 4 3.4 9 7.7 104 88.9 5.967 0.202
Adult 9 6.7 9 6.7 117 86.7
Elder 1 7.7 3 23.1 9 69.2
Frequency of rain Youth 4 3.4 6 5.1 107 91.5 4.821 0.306
Adult 5 3.7 16 11.9 114 84.4
Elder 1 7.7 2 15.4 10 76.9
Variation in onset of rain period Youth 58 49.6 6 5.1 53 45.3 5.922 0.205
Adult 59 43.7 18 13.3 58 43.0
Elder 7 53.8 2 15.4 4 30.8
Variation in cessation of rain period Youth 41 35.0 6 5.1 70 59.8 3.178 0.529
Adult 58 43.0 7 5.2 70 51.9
Elder 7 53.8 1 7.7 5 38.5
No. of hot days/Drought Youth 103 88.0 6 5.1 8 6.8 1.503 0.826
Adult 117 86.7 10 7.4 8 5.9
Elder 12 92.3 1 7.7 0 0.0
  1. Age group categories are as; Youth = below 36 years old, Adult = 36–65; Elder = over 65 years old