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Table 2 Sex difference of socio-demographic characteristics of caretakers

From: Caretaker-adolescent communication on sexual and reproductive health: a cross-sectional study in Unguja-Tanzania Zanzibar

Characteristics Male (n = 205) Female (n = 795) p-value a
Number (%) Number (%)
Age (years)
 35–39 48 (23.40) 343 (43.1) <0.001
 40–49 44 (21.50) 217 (27.3)
 50–59 53 (25.9) 164 (20.6)
 60+ 60 (29.3) 71 (8.9)
Marital status
 Single 4 (2.0) 12 (1.5) 0.01
 Married 193 (94.1) 698 (87.8)
 Divorced 4 (2.0) 16 (2.0)
 Widower / Widow 4 (2.0) 69 (8.7)
Education level
 No formal education 55 (26.8) 182 (22.9) 0.44
 Primary education 65 (31.7) 280 (35.2)
 Secondary and higher education 85 (41.5) 333 (41.9)
Occupation
 Farmer/fisherman 131 (63.9) 400 (50.3) <0.001
 Employed 29 (14.1) 59 (7.4)
 Petty business 43 (21.0) 190 (23.9)
 Housewife/housemother/father 2 (1.0) 146 (18.4)
Caretaker’s adolescents’ sex
 Caretakers having male adolescents only 49 (23.9) 217 (27.3) 0.34
 Caretakers having female adolescents only 82 (40.0) 332 (41.8)
 Caretakers having both male and female adolescents 74 (36.1) 246 (30.9)
Relationship with adolescent
 Biological child 147 (71.7) 616 (77.5) 0.05
 Child of other family member 14 (6.8) 27 (3.4)
 Both biological and of other family member 44 (21.5) 152 (19.1)
  1. aChi square test