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Table 2 Proportion of circumcised women across demographic variables

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

Socio- demographic characteristic of women Women FGM/C status Statistics P-value
  Circumcised (n = 82) Not circumcised (n = 77)   
Health care-seeking for FGM/C-related health problems 16 (20.3)
Place of birth:    X2 = 64.12 < 0.0001
 Born in Norway 3 (3.8) 48 (64.9)   
 Born out of Norway 76 (96.2) 26 (35.1)   
Age distribution (years):    X2 = 0.01 0.89
 16 to 20 56 (69.1) 54 (70.1)   
 21 to 25 25 (30.9) 23 (29.9)   
Age at migration to Norway    X2 = 37.82 < 0.0001
 0 to 11 years 37 (45.1) 70 (90.9)   
  ≥ 12 years 45 (54.9) 7 (9.1)   
Education:    Fisher’s Exact 0.27
 University 8 (10.0) 13 (16.9)   
 Secondary 43 (53.8) 46 (59.7)   
 Primary 25 (31.3) 16 (20.8)   
 Informal education 4 (5.0) 2 (2.6)   
Marital status:    Fisher’s Exact 0.98
 Single 64 (81.0) 59 (81.9)   
 Married 14 (17.7) 12 (16.7)   
 Divorce 1(1.3) 1 (1.4)   
Women in support of FGM/C:    X2 = 7.63 0.007
 No 67 (82.7) 74(96.1)   
 Yes 14 (17.3) 3 (3.9)   
Women stigmatized of FGM/C practice:    X2 = 1.14 0.28
 No 59 (75.6) 62 (82.7)   
 Yes 19 (24.4) 13 (17.3)