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Table 5 Sex difference in reporting frequency of communication on specific topic of SRH by sex of adolescents (N = 1000)

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

  COMMUNICATION AMONG CARETAKERS (sometimes and a lot)
SRH topic and sex of adolescent Male Female χ 2 p - value
  Number (%) Number (%)   
HIV and STIs
 Male adolescents 27 (55.1) 103 (47.5) 3.2 0.36
 Female adolescents 40 (48.8) 142 (55.0) 7.1 0.06
Pregnancy
 Male adolescents 29 (59.2) 93 (42.9) 6.7 0.08
 Female adolescents 43 (52.4) 140 (42.1) 15.39 0.02
Abortion
 Male adolescents 25 (51.0) 90 (41.5) 1.6 0.45
 Female adolescents 45 (54.9) 135 (40.7) 12.4 0.002
Abstaining from sex
 Male adolescents 25 (51.0) 85 (39.2) 3.50 0.32
 Female adolescents 56 (68.3) 209 (63) 1.99 0.57
Contraceptive
 Male adolescents 23 (46.9) 90 (41.8) 1.05 0.79
 Female adolescents 32 (39.0) 145 (43.7) 2.31 0.51
Safer sex
 Male adolescents 22 (44.9) 88 (40.5) 0.9 0.83
 Female adolescents 39 (47.6) 127 (38.3) 11.61 0.009
Homosexuality
 Male adolescents 26 (53.1) 91 (42.0) 4.2 0.23
 Female adolescents 44 (53.7) 140 (42.2) 9.01 0.03