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Table 1 Operational status of Cha-no-Ma

From: Factors that facilitate multigenerational exchanges in regional locations: a cross‐sectional study in Niigata City, Japan

   n %
Frequency of meetings Once or more per week 57 14.2
  Once/twice per month 344 85.8
Year established Prior to 1999 26 7.3
  2000–2009 95 26.6
  2010–2019 236 66.1
Age groups engaged at Cha-no-Ma: multiple answers per establishment 75 or above 357 90.6
65–74 353 89.6
40–64 145 36.8
18–39 36 9.1
Senior high school student 6 1.5
Junior high school student 15 3.8
Elementary school student 59 15.0
Pre-school-age child 28 7.1
Multigenerational exchanges Yes 125 31.5
Average number of participants per day 18.0 ± 8.3  
Average number of caretakers 4.1 ± 3.1  
Average age of representative 72.3 ± 7.1