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Table 2 The key findings from the endline household survey

From: Eradicating female genital mutilation and cutting in Tanzania: an observational study

Variable Women n = 675 Men n = 464
Those who stated that girls marry below 18 years in the village 353 (52 %) 248 (53 %)
Women who self-reported undergoing FGM 467 (69.2 %) -
Age at which FGM had been done   
  ≤ 11 years 107 -
 12–15years 169 -
  ≥ 16 years 143 -
Those who knew of the FGM health risks 475 (70.4 %) 347 (74.8 %)
Those who believed FGM had positive effects 111 (16.4 %) 81 (17.5 %)
Those that said they had abandoned early marriage practices 623 (92.3 %) 413 (89 %)
Those that knew advocacy subcommittees existed in their area 178 (26.4 %) 103 (22.2 %)
Those with knowledge of children rights and protection laws 277 (41 %) 206 (44.4 %)
Those that said yes to adhering to children rights laws 239 (35.5 %) 199 (42.9 %)
Those optimistic about FGM eradication 547 (81 %) 349 (75.4 %)
Those in favor of eradication 563 (83.4 %) 384 (82.8 %)
Those supportive of ARP without FGM 279 (41.3 %) 168 (36.2 %)
Those with HH members who have participated in anti-FGM 159 (23.6 %) 115 (24.8 %)
Those who answered that the project belongs to the community 538 (79.7 %) 376 (81 %)
  1. FGM Female Genital Mutilation/cutting
  2. ARP Alternative Rite Passage
  3. HH Household