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Table 4 Means of overall communication among caretakers of adolescents (N = 1000)

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

Characteristics COMMUNICATION MEAN SCORE
Female (n = 795) Male (n = 205)
  Mean (SD) p-value a Mean (SD) p- value a
Age groups (years)
 35–39 9.13 (4.1) <0.001 10.52 (4.7) 0.66
 40–49 10.68 (4.9) 11.23 (5.7)
 50–59 11.61 (4.9) 11.08 (4.8)
 60+ 10.26 (4.8) 10.15 (4.6)
Level of education
 No formal education 9.38 (4.6) 0.009 11.55 (5.4) 0.25
 Primary education 10.05 (4.6) 10.76 (5.4)
 Secondary and Higher education 10.69 (4.7) 10.12 (4.1)
Relationship with adolescent
 Biological adolescent 9.55 (4.4) <0.001 9.78 (4.3) <0.001
 Non biological adolescent 7.65 (2.3) 7.04 (2.4)
 Have both biological and non biological adolescent 13.12 (5.0) 14.98 (4.9)
Caretaker’s adolescents’ sex
 Caretakers having male adolescents only 7.62 (2.5) <0.001 8.13 (2.4) <0.001
 Caretakers having female adolescents only 7.95 (2.2) 7.96 (2.6)
 Caretakers having both male and female adolescents 15.40 (4.4) 15.45 (4.5)
  1. aResults represent an ANOVA test