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Table 4 Responses for 154 individual school children from two primary schools in Mukulat (Engalaoni and Nengungu) endline survey

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

Gender Class Number Knew FGM Health risks Yes to FGM eradication Marry uncut Knew of girls undergoing ARP Awareness of Anti-FGM Tanzania law Knew of girls who rejected FGMb Knew of FGM practitioners who publicly rejected FGMc
Girls P6 12 12 12 12 A few Nil None None
  P5 24 24 24 24 02 Nil None None
  P4 24 24 24 24 12 Nil None None
  P3 24 24 24 24 05 Nil None 2 knew of them
   80 All knew All said yes All said yes All were not aware None were aware - -
Boys P6 24 24 24 24 Not heard of it 0 24 4
  P5 0 - - - - - - -
  P4 22 24 20 15a 0 22 22 6
  P3 24 24 24 24 0 1 24 0
   70        
  1. a2 said they won’t marry uncut woman and 5 did not declare any opinion
  2. bAll the boys stated that even though the girls objected to FGM/C, they are forced or coerced, punished and shamed
  3. cA few stated that they knew of ‘Ex-FGM practitioners that are back to practicing
  4. P stands for primary class