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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for control variables

From: Women's position and attitudes towards female genital mutilation in Egypt: A secondary analysis of the Egypt demographic and health surveys, 1995-2014

Variable F f
Should FGM be discontinued   
 No 75310 77.5 %
 Yes 21914 22.5 %
Region   
 Urban Governorates 16967 17.4 %
 Lower Egypt - Urban 11410 11.7 %
 Lower Egypt - Rural 32421 33.3 %
 Upper Egypt - Urban 11076 11.4 %
 Upper Egypt - Rural 24417 25.1 %
 Frontier Governorate 983 1.0 %
De facto place of residence   
 Urban 40053 41.2 %
  Capital, large city 16807 17.3 %
  Small city 11717 12.0 %
  Town 3905 4.0 %
  Urban (2014) 7623 7.8 %
 Rural 57221 58.8 %
Current age   
 Mean & SD 33.13 8.65
 15–19 3818 3.9 %
 20–24 14359 14.8 %
 25–29 19286 19.8 %
 30–34 16721 17.2 %
 35–39 16107 16.6 %
 40–44 13816 14.2 %
 45–49 13166 13.5 %
Total number of children ever born   
 Mean & SD 3.14 2.24
 0 9051 9.3 %
 1 13559 13.9 %
 2 20115 20.7 %
 3 19792 20.3 %
 4 13277 13.6 %
 5 8216 8.4 %
 6 5124 5.3 %
 7+ 8141 8.4 %
Ever circumcised   
 No 4328 4.5 %
 Yes 92894 95.5 %
Religion   
 Muslim 69049 71.0 %
 Christian 3447 3.5 %
 Other/Missing 24778 25.5 %
Labor market participation   
 Not working 78862 81.1 %
 Prof., Tech., Manag. 7260 7.5 %
 Clerical 2760 2.8 %
 Sales 1429 1.5 %
 Agriculture-self employed 1508 1.6 %
 Agriculture-employee 2382 2.4 %
 Services 1498 1.5 %
 Skilled manual 1094 1.1 %
 Other 481 0.5 %
Basic amenities index   
 Mean & SD 6.02 1.74
 Few (0–3) 7987 8.2 %
 Some (4–5) 13415 13.8 %
 Most (6–8) 75875 78.0 %
Highest educational level   
 No formal education 33924 34.9 %
 Primary 15408 15.8 %
 Secondary 37894 39.0 %
 Higher 10049 10.3 %
Literacy   
 Illiterate 39217 40.4 %
 Partially literate 6878 7.1 %
 Fully literate 51088 52.6 %
  1. Legend: F: absolute frequency, f: relative frequency