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Table 4 Demographic variables and association to FGM/C health care-seeking

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

Demographic variables Health care-seeking for FGM/C Statistics p-value
  Yes No   
Place of birth:    X2 = 0.70 0.40
 Born in Norway 0 (0.0) 3(4.8)   
 Born out of Norway 14 (100) 59 (95.2)   
Age distribution (years):    X2 = 0.001 0.97
 16 to 20 11 (68.8) 43 (68.3)   
 21 to 25 5 (31.3) 20 (31.7)   
Age at migration to Norway    X2 = 0.02 0.87
 0 to 11 years 7 (43.8) 29 (46.0)   
  ≥ 12 years 9 (56.3) 34 (54.0)   
Education:    X2 = 6.23 0.10
 University 4 (25.0) 4 (6.6)   
 Secondary 9 (56.3) 32 (52.5)   
 Primary 3 (18.8) 21 (34.4)   
 Informal education 0 (0.0) 4 (6.6)   
Marital status:    X2 = 3.04 0.21
 Single 11 (68.8) 51 (85.0)   
 Married 5 (31.3) 8 (13.3)   
 Divorce 3 (0.0) 1 (1.7)   
Women in support of FGM/C:    X2 = 0.05 0.81
 No 12 (80.0) 52 (82.5)   
 Yes 3 (20.0) 11 (17.5)   
Women stigmatized of FGM/C practice:    X2 = 4.34 0.03
 No 9 (56.3) 48 (81.4)   
 Yes 7 (43.8) 11 (18.6)