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Table 5 Distribution of differences in the number of correct responses by opinions and approaches regarding sex education (N = 159)

From: The Sexual Development and Education of Preschool Children: Knowledge and Opinions from Doctors and Nurses

Thoughts about sex education \( \bar{X} \) ± SD Level of significance
Do you think it is necessary to provide sex education for children? U = 527.50
Z = −1.96
p = 0.050
 Yes 33.43 ± 5.65
 No 29.45 ± 5.33
Did you receive training on children’s sex education before? U = 499.50
Z = −1.75
p = 0.079
 Yes 30.80 ± 5.30
 No 33.31 ± 5.71
Do you wait for your child to ask questions in order to provide information on sexuality? U = 1,421.00
Z = −0.433
p = 0.665
 I wait for him/her to ask questions 33.10 ± 5.66
 I do not wait for him/her to ask questions 33.45 ± 6.08
Have you talked to your child about any sexuality related topic? U = 814.50
Z = −8.00
p = 0.000
 Yes 36.59 ± 3.14
 No 28.55 ± 5.09