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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants

From: Female genital mutilation among Iraqi Kurdish women: a cross-sectional study from Erbil city

Characteristic No. (%)
Age group (years)   
15–19 193 (9.7)
20–29 1098 (54.9)
30–39 567 (28.4)
40–49 142 (7.1)
Marital status   
Married 1882 (94.7)
Single 95 (4.8)
Widowed 10 (0.5)
Occupation   
Housewife 1606 (80.8)
Employed (public or private sectors) 315 (15.9)
Student 66 (3.3)
Place of birth   
Urban 1492 (75.1)
Rural 495 (24.9)
Mother education   
Illiterate 1617 (81.4)
Read and write 89 (4.5)
Primary school 164 (8.3)
Intermediate school and higher education 117 (5.9)
Father education   
Illiterate 1002 (50.4)
Read and write 146 (7.3)
Primary school 431 (21.7)
Intermediate and higher school 408 (20.5)