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Table 4 Determinants of energy choices using multivariate probit model

From: Factors influencing the adoption of biogas digesters in rural Ethiopia

Explanatory variables Firewood Charcoal Biogas Dried dung
Coef. Stan error Coef. Stan error Coef. Stan error Coef. Stan error
Cattle holding 0.0132 0.0351 0.0446 0.0431 −0.1129 0.0485** −0.0250 0.0386
Household members age 15 to 64 0.0352 0.0528 −0.0861 0.0699 −0.2024 0.0739*** −0.0980 0.05753
Dummy variable female = 1 −0.3075 0.3389 −0.8338 0.3629** −1.268 0.5386** 0.0753 0.3880
Access to electricity 0.8505 0.3290*** −0.4368 0.4554 0.6605 0.4538 0.8752 0.327***
Access to credit 0.7711 0.2483*** −0.2945 0.3110 1.528 0.3665*** 0.4561 0.2675
Storing bio-slurry −0.0162 0.0073** −0.0005 0.0087 0.0104 0.0115 0.0004 0.0077
Location −0.1185 0.1916 −0.0564 0.2232 −0.1415 0.2921 0.4672 0.2129**
Livestock mobility 0.4364 0.1948** −0.2695 0.2424 0.1569 0.2923 0.0287 0.2092
Constant −1.069 0.9332 2.9480 1.108 −6.7070 149.88 −1.2030 1.0240
  1. aProbit model: only explanatory variables with at least one significant variable shown. Variables not shown include household members over 64, goat total livestock unit (TLU), cropping, diversity of income, working time, land size, availability of waste residues, access to extension services, type of stove, and income level
  2. Significance level: ***1% and **5%