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Table 5 Distribution of factors affecting intention to circumcise and results of logistic regression, refugee camps, Jijiga, 2004.

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

  Intention of the parents Odds Ratio (95% CI)*
Parent characteristics and exposure Circumcise,
n (%)
Not circumcise,
n (%)
Crude Adjusted
Age of parent     
   <35 197 (47.9) 42 (54.5) 0.77 (0.47, 1.25) 0.74 (0.42, 1.32)
   ≥35 214 (52.1) 35 (45.5) 1 1
Sex     
   Male 185 (45.0) 57 (74.0) 0.29 (0.16, 0.51) 0.28 (0.15, 0.55)**
   Female 226 (55.0) 20 (26.0) 1 1
Duration in the camp     
   ≤10 years 57 (13.9) 12 (15.6) 0.87 (0.43, 1.82) 0.83 (0.39, 1.73)
   >10 354 (86.1) 65 (84.4) 1 1
Formal education     
   Yes 90 (21.9) 35 (45.5) 0.34 (0.20, 0.50) 0.66 (0.35, 1.25)
   No 321 (78.1) 42'(54.5) 1 1
Participation in anti-FGM interventions     
   Yes 106 (26.8) 29 (40.3) 0.54 (0.31, 0.94) 0.56 (0.32, 0.98)**
   No 290 (73.2) 43 (59.7) 1 1
  1. CI = Confidence interval, *** = Statistically significant difference