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Table 3 Communication on SRH (ever and in the past 30 days) among caretakers of adolescents (N = 1000)

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

Characteristic Total Ever communicate (n = 407)
Number (%)
p-value a Communicate in the past 30 days (n = 92)
Number (%)
p- value a
Sex
 Female 795 344 (43.3) 0.01 79 (9.9) 0.01
 Male 205 63 (30.7) 13 (6.3)
Age groups (years)
 35–39 391 141 (36.1) 0.04 33 (8.4) 0.83
 40–49 261 108 (41.4) 26 (10.0)
 50–59 217 104 (47.9) 19 (8.8)
 60+ 131 54 (41.2) 14 (10.7)
Relationship with adolescent
 Biological adolescent 763 326 (42.7) <0.001 82 (10.7) 0.01
 Non biological adolescent 41 15 (36.6) 2 (4.9)
 Have both biological and non biological adolescent 196 66 (33.7) 8 (4.1)
Caretaker’s adolescents’ sex
 Caretakers having male adolescents only 266 51 (19.2) <0.001 11 (4.1) 0.001
 Caretakers having female adolescents only 414 182 (44.0) 53 (12.8)
 Caretakers having both male and female adolescents 320 174 (54.4) 28 (8.8)
  1. aChi square test