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Table 1 Demographic characteristic of the study population

From: Health care-seeking patterns for female genital mutilation/cutting among young Somalis in Norway

Variables Male (n = 166) Female (n = 159) Total (n = 325)
Place of birth, (%)
 Born in Norway 44.6 33.3 39.2
 Born out of Norway 55.4 66.7 60.8
Age, (mean ± SD) 20.0 ± 1.74 19.3 ± 1.98 19.7 ± 1.90
Age at migration to Norway, (mean ± SD) 13.43 ± 4.8 11.07 ± 4.7 12.20 ± 4.91
Marital status, (%)
 Single 62.5 81.5 71.7
 Married 30.6 17.2 24.1
 Divorced 6.9 1.3 4.2
Education, (%)
 University 16.9 13.4 15.2
 Secondary 51.2 56.7 53.9
 Primary 30.1 26.1 28.2
 No formal education 1.8 3.8 2.8
Subjected to genital cutting, (%) 51.6 51.6
Support of FGM/C practices, (%) 7.3 10.8 9.0
Stigmatized of FGM/C practice, (%)
 No 67.7 79.1 73.2
 Yes 32.3 20.9 26.8