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Table 2 Factors predicting preference for child circumcisions among Women

From: Acceptability of medical male circumcision in the traditionally circumcising communities in Northern Tanzania

Factor Total
N = 189 (%)
Prepubertal medical Circumcision
n = 135 (%)
Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Age group     
18-24 years 80 (42.3) 52 (65.0) 1 (P = 0.18) 1 (P = 0.17)
25-34 years 73 (38.6) 54 (74.0) 1.53 (0.76-3.07) 1.53 (0.72-3.26)
35-44 years 36 (19.1) 29 (80.6) 2.23 (0.87-5.74) 2.50 (0.90-6.94)
Education     
None or Incomplete Primary 49 (25.9) 31 (63.3) 1 (P = 0.10)  
Primary School 128 (67.7) 93 (72.7) 1.54 (0.77-3.10)  
Above Primary School 12 (6.4) 11 (91.7) 6.39 (0.76-53.63)  
Marital status     
Married 169 (89.4) 119 (70.4) 1 (P = 0.35)  
Others 20 (10.6) 16 (80.0) 1.68 (0.54-5.28)  
Religion †     
Christians 179 (95.2) 127 (71.0) 1 (P = 0.20)  
Others 9 (4.8) 8 (88.9) 3.28 (0.40-26.85)  
Tribe     
Kurya 128 (67.7) 84 (65.6) 1 (P = 0.008) 1 (P = 0.034)
Others 61 (32.3) 51 (83.6) 2.67 (1.24-5.77) 2.31 (1.03-5.17)
Place of Birth †     
Rural 129 (68.6) 84 (65.1) 1 (P < 0.001) 1 (P = 0.001)
Roadside Centre 25 (13.3) 17 (68.0) 1.14 (0.46-2.84) 1.17 (0.46-3.02)
Urban 34 (18.1) 33 (97.1) 17.7 (2.34-133.5) 19.34 (2.52-148.25)
Present place of Residence     
Rural 64 (33.9) 37 (57.8) 1 (P = 0.002) 1 (P = 0.16)
Roadside Centre 61 (32.3) 43 (70.5) 1.74 (0.83-3.66) 1.68 (0.74-3.84)
Urban 64 (33.9) 55 (85.9) 4.46 (1.88-10.56) 2.35 (0.92-5.98)
  1. † 1 people had missing data;