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Table 4 Practices of FGM/C among Gambian health care professionals

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of female genital mutilation/cutting among health care professionals in The Gambia: a multiethnic study

  Total HCP (%) HCP by ethnic group (%) HCP by sex (%)
   Mandinka Djola Wolof Fula Serer Men Women
Is FGM/C practiced in your family/household? Yes 68.6 85.7 85.0 19.0 63.3 42.9 70.8 58.5
No 31.4 14.3 15.0 81.0 36.7 57.1 29.2 41.5
If you have a daughter in the future, do you intend to circumcise her? (a) Yes 47.2 64.3 47.5 8.6 43.6 23.8 48.8 40.8
No 52.8 35.7 52.5 91.4 56.4 76.2 51.2 59.2
As a health care provider, have you ever carried out FGM/C on a girl? Yes 7.6 8.0 9.8 5.3 6.5 5.0 6.9 7.4
  No 92.4 92.0 90.2 94.7 93.5 95.0 93.1 92.6
  1. (a) For ethnic group Pearson Chi-squared = 62.1; P-value = 0.000.