Cassava production and processing in a cross-cultural sample of african societies

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 26 (1-4) Sage Published In Pages: 87-119
By Romanoff, Steven, Carter, Simon, Lynam, John


Toxicity will be associated with levels of cassava consumption (p.105).


Note: this hypothesis was not directly tested through a statistical test of association, rather, descriptive statistics were used. Using the index of health problems that may be related to cyanide, the hypothesis is not supported (many societies in the sample have high levels of cassava consumption, but have a relatively low frequency of health problems that are possibly associated with cyanide).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Descriptive statistics analysisNot Supportedn.a.n.a.UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Cassava consumptionDependentNutrition, Vegetable Production
Poisoning from cassavaIndependentMorbidity
Spastic paralysisIndependentMorbidity