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Table 5 Factors associated with FGM among the respondents, Bale zone, Oromia region, South-East Ethiopia, May, 2014

From: Prevalence of female genital mutilation and its effect on women’s health in Bale zone, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Circumcised COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
  Yes No   
Residence     
Rural 121 (93.8%) 8 (6.2%) 5.18 (2.46, 10.89)** 3.31 (1.48, 7.43)**
Urban 365 (74.5%) 125 (25.5%) 1 1
Age     
15-20 66 (65.3%) 35 (34.7%) 1 1
21-25 108 (66.3%) 55 (33.7%) 1.04 (0.62, 1.76) 1.29 (0.71, 2.33)
26-30 100 (78.1%) 28 (21.9%) 1.89 (1.05, 3.40)* 2.23 (1.12, 4.42)*
31-35 49 (86%) 8 (11%) 3.25 (1.39, 7.62)* 3.93 (1.46, 10.62)**
36-49 163 (95.9%) 7 (4.3%) 12.35 (5.22, 29.19)** 13.46 (5.14, 35.25)***
Religion     
Muslim 306 (83.6%) 60 (16.4%) 3.5 (1.55, 7.93)** 3.55 (1.35, 9.37)**
Orthodox 164 (72.6%) 62 (27.4%) 1.8 (0.8, 4.14) 1.65 (0.61, 4.40)
Protestant 16 (59.3%) 11 (40.7%) 1 1
Respondent Education     
Unable to read and write 214 (89.9%) 24 (10.1%) 5.27 (3.08, 9.03)* 2.04 (0.97, 4.27)
10 education 179 (76.8%) 54 (23.2%) 1.96 (1.25, 3.08)* 1.34 (0.72, 2.44)
20 education 93 (62.8%) 55 (37.2%) 1 1
Husband Education     
Unable to read and write 143 (92.9%) 11 (7.1%) 3.53 (1.75, 7.09)*** 1.82 (0.79, 4.19)
10 education 162 (78.6%) 44 (21.4%) 5.92 (3.0, 11.67)*** 0.93 (0.54, 1.61)
20 education 147 (68.7%) 67 (31.3%) 1 1
Occupation     
House wife 363 (81%) 85 (19%) 1.56 (1.01, 2.44)* 1.21 (0.71, 2.04)
Government employee 22 (66.7%) 11 (33.3%) 0.73 (0.32, 1.66) 0.86 (0.31, 2.33)
Self employee 101 (73.2%) 37 (26.8%) 1 1
  1. Note: *Significant at P <0.05, **significant at P <0.01, ***significant at P <0.001.