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Table 8 Comparison of knowledge on post natal care scores using ANOVA test

From: Knowledge on postnatal care among postpartum mothers during discharge in maternity hospitals in Asmara: a cross-sectional study

VariableM (SD)F-ValueP-valueP-value trendPost Hoc Resulta
Age group
 17–2522.88 (5.73)9.68< 0.001< 0.001b17–25 < 26–30 = 31–42
 26–3025.82 (5.66)    
 31–4226.38 (5.42)    
Marital status
 Married25.16 (5.70)2.720.045Married >LT = Single
 Living together19.80 (6.46)   Married = Divorced
 Divorced25.50 (6.36)   LT < Divorced
 Single21.55 (6.40)   Divorced > Single
Educational level
 Junior or below23.23 (6.10)4.380.0140.021JB < Secondary = HL
 Secondary25.65 (5.69)    
 Higher level25.26 (5.01)    
Gravida
 One22.03 (5.83)7.42< 0.001< 0.001One < Two, Three, Four, FA
 Two25.47 (4.87)   Two = Three = Four = FA
 Three26.11 (5.89)    
 Four25.05 (6.37)    
 Five or above27.16 (4.91)    
Para
 One22.25 (5.53)5.89< 0.001< 0.001One < Two, Three, Four, FA
 Two25.89 (5.29)   Two = Three = Four = FA
 Three25.89 (6.03)    
 Four25.38 (5.80)    
 Five or above27.55 (4.91)    
  1. aBonferroni post hoc test was performed, LT Living together, JB Junior or below, HL Higher level, FA: Five or above
  2. b17–25 < 26–30 = 31–42: Knowledge score among 17–25 aged mothers is significantly less than those 26–30 and 31–42. Besides, knowledge score among 26–30 aged mothers is not significantly different from 31 to 42