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Table 6 Relationship between the challenges of Cha-no-Ma and implementation of multigenerational exchanges

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

    Multigenerational exchanges found
Challenge   Number of responses: excluding no answer n % p-valuea
Fixed participants Yes 227 67 29.5 0.372
No 158 54 34.2
Fostering successors Yes 198 68 34.3 0.228
No 187 53 28.3
Participants do not increase Yes 196 58 29.6 0.444
No 189 63 33.3
Expected age group does not come Yes 152 55 36.2 0.116
No 233 66 28.3
Securing caretakers Yes 136 47 34.6 0.359
No 249 74 29.7
Difficult to enroll new participants Yes 99 37 37.4 0.167
No 286 84 29.4
Lack of operational know-how Yes 46 17 37.0 0.401
No 339 104 30.7
No challenges Yes 33 10 30.3 1.000
No 352 111 31.5
Forming networks with other managers Yes 25 13 52.0 0.027
No 360 108 30.0
Participant relationships Yes 25 10 40.0 0.375
No 360 111 30.8
Not well known Yes 24 8 33.3 0.823
No 361 113 31.3
Poor transportation access Yes 22 12 54.5 0.030
No 363 109 30.0
No support from local residents Yes 20 13 65.0 0.002
No 365 108 29.6
Deficit in profits Yes 19 11 57.9 0.020
No 366 110 30.1
Difficult to secure an exchange place Yes 10 3 30.0 1.000
No 375 118 31.5
The effect of the activity is small or unclear Yes 8 3 37.5 0.710
No 377 118 31.3
  1. a Fisher’s exact test