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Table 1 Means of socioeconomic variables of the surveyed households

From: The role of varietal attributes on adoption of improved seed varieties: the case of sorghum in Kenya

  Total Adopters Non-adopters
  Mean Mean Std. deviation Mean Std. deviation
Distance to the nearest market (km)   4.81 3.82 6.72 4.40
Distance to the nearest tarmac road (km) 8.0 7.59 4.37 9.42 5.48
Distance to the nearest agricultural extension agent (km) 4.4 4.05 3.24 5.58 3.36
Household size (n) 4.7 5.02 2.33 3.66 1.66
Farm size (Ha) 4.8 5.11 6.44 3.88 2.28
Livestock value (1,000 Kshs) 42.84 43.34 46.81 41.28 44.07
Extension visits (n) 1.8 2.10 1.70 1.00 1.48
Assets (1,000 Kshs) 94.1 96.70 110.96 86.33 104.40
Off-farm income (1,000 Kshs) 125.65 128.75 1765.92 123.10 154.36
Age of farmer (years) 51.0 49.33 15.12 56.03 14.36
Highest education grade completed (years) 7.4 7.60 3.67 6.66 4.01
Farming experience in years (years) 23.1 22.23 14.60 25.69 15.76