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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants in refugee camps, Jijiga, 2004.

From: Prevalence and associated factors of female genital mutilation among Somali refugees in eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Male, n (%) Female, n (%) Total, n (%)
Camp    
   Aysha 111 (45.1) 111 (45.1) 222 (45.1)
   Kebribeyah 105 (42.7) 105 (42.7) 210 (42.7)
   Hartishek 30 (12.2) 30 (12.2) 60 (12.2)
Age in years    
   18 – 24 30 (12.2) 22 (8.9) 52 (10.6)
   25 – 34 49 (19.9) 63 (25.6) 112 (22.8)
   35 – 44 72 (29.3) 118 (48.0) 190 (38.6)
   ≥44 95 (38.6) 43 (17.5) 138 (28.0)
Formal schooling    
   Yes 105 (42.7) 22 (8.9) 127 (25.8)
   No 141 (57.3) 224 (91.1) 265 (74.2)
Educational status    
   Read and write 15 (14.3) 6 (27.3) 21 (16.5)
   Primary (1–8) 53 (50.5) 13 (50.1) 66 (52.0)
   Secondary (9–12) 34 (8.4) 2 (9.1) 36 (28.3)
   12th grade and above 3 (2.8) 1 (4.5) 4 (3.2)
Marital status    
   Married (monogamous) 201 (81.7) 169 (68.7) 370 (75.2)
   Married (polygamous) 42 (17.1) 57 (23.2) 99 (20.1)
   Divorced/widowed/separated 3 (1.2) 20 (8.1) 23 (4.7)
Occupation    
   Housewife 0 (0.0) 209 (85.0) 209 (42.5)
   Jobless 165 (67.1) 12 (4.9) 177 (36.1)
   Student 7 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 7 (1.4)
   Teacher 17 (6.9) 2 (0.8) 19 (3.9)
   Retail trade 15 (6.1) 19 (7.7) 34 (6.9)
   Religious leader 3 (1.2) 1 (0.4) 4 (0.8)
   Circumciser 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.2)
   Other 38 (15.4) 2 (0.8) 40 (8.2)
Additional income    
   Yes 39 (15.9) 31 (12.6) 70 (14.2)
   No 207 (84.1) 215 (87.4) 422 (85.8)
Duration of stay in the camp    
   ≤ 10 years 35 (14.2) 34 (13.8) 71(14.4)
   > 10 211 (85.8) 212 (86.2) 423 (85.6)
Total, N (%) 246 (50.0) 246 (50.0) 494 (100.0)