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Table 5 Logistic regression analyses association of demographic variables, in relation to FGM/C health care-seeking

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

Health care-seeking for FGM/C
Demographic variables Univariate analysis (unadjusted) Model 1 (Adjusted) Model 2 (Adjusted)
   aAIC = 89.97 aAIC = 89.91
OR (95% CI) P -value OR (95% CI) P -value OR (95% CI) P -value
Age at migration to Norway
 0 to 11 years 1   1   1  
  ≥ 12 years 3.25 (1.13, 9.34) 0.03 2.85 (0.87, 9.41) 0.09 3.18 (1.02, 9.98) 0.05
Marital status
 Single 1   1   1  
 Married 2.54 (0.79, 8.13) 0.12 3.99 (0.98, 16.24) 0.053 3.43 (0.90, 13.17) 0.07
 Divorce
Education
 University 1   1   1  
 Secondary 0.49 (0.13, 1.80) 0.29 0.28 (0.06, 1.41) 0.12 0.35 (0.08, 1.61) 0.18
 Primary 0.32 (0.06, 1.62) 0.17 0.18 (0.03, 1.24) 0.08 0.26 (0.04, 1.51) 0.13
No formal education
Stigmatized of FGM/C practice
 No 1   1   1  
 Yes 3.75 (1.26, 11.14) 0.02 5.03 (1.33, 18.94) 0.02 5.10 (1.46, 17.79) 0.01
Age
 16 to 20 years 1   1    
 21 to 25 years 1.10 (0.36, 3.36) 0.87 0.44 (0.10, 1.87) 0.27   
Support of FGM/C practice
 No 1   1    
 Yes 2.14 (0.54, 8.53) 0.28 1.52 (0.29, 7.93) 0.62   
  1. Model 1 is a full adjustment for all main demographic variables
  2. Model 2 is based on variables that have P ≤ 0.20 in the univariate analyses
  3. aModel selection was based on the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) which states that a model with a smaller AIC estimate fits the data better. Therefore, based on the AIC, model 2 was selected