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Table 4 Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis for the association of support in the continuation/discontinuation of FC and the attitude of people towards the practice

From: When female circumcision comes to the West: Attitudes toward the practice among Somali Immigrants in Oslo

  Weighted % Crude Adjusted*
Attitude variables Support Discontinuation of all forms Support Continuation of one form or both forms OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Is FC required by your religion?     
FC is not a religious requirement 95.9 4.1 1.00 1.00
FC is a religious requirement 31.7 68.3 47.3(17.6-126.7) 40.9(10.22-164.1
Is FC a positive cultural aspect?     
FC is a harmful cultural aspect 89.6 10.4 1.00 1.00
Yes, the Sunna form is a positive cultural aspect 38.2 61.8 14.03(6.72-29.29) 3.40(0.99-11.67)
Does FC lead to a trustworthy marriage?     
No 76.5 23.5 1.00 1.00
Yes 61.2 38.8 2.02(1.10-3.71) 1.17(0.33-4.16)
Does FC protect against adultery?     
No 77 23 1.00 1.00
Yes 55.4 44.6 2.64(1.41-4.96) 2.48(0.61-10.0)
Does FC preserve the dignity of the girls?     
No 78.8 21.2 1.00 1.00
Yes 54.3 45.7 3.11(1.66-5.81) 1.78(0.40-7.95)
  1. *Adjusted for age, gender, education and years of residence in Norway.