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Table 2 Perceived status of FGM/C and CEFM cases before and during COVID-19

From: The perceived effects of COVID-19 pandemic on female genital mutilation/cutting and child or forced marriages in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Senegal

 

Kenya

Uganda

Ethiopia

Senegal

N

%

P -value

N

%

P -value

N

%

P -value

N

%

P -value

Percentage of respondents reporting that FGM/C cases before COVID-19 were:

  Same as now

49

15.7

< 0.001

1

0.4

0.216

150

59.8

0.837

13

6.3

0.22

  Decreasing

196

62.8

257

92.4

69

27.5

138

66.3

  Increasing

48

15.4

14

5.0

32

12.7

22

10.6

  Don’t know/ No response

19

6.1

6

2.2

0

0.0

35

16.8

Percentage of respondents reporting that FGM/ cases during COVID-19 were:

  Same as now

51

16.3

< 0.001

30

10.8

0.062

204

81.3

0.126

22

10.6

0.592

  Decreasing

81

26.0

228

82.0

46

18.3

134

64.4

  Increasing

171

54.8

19

6.8

1

0.4

5

2.4

  Don’t know/ No response

9

2.9

1

0.4

0

0.0

47

22.6

Percentage of respondents reporting that CEFM cases before COVID-19 were:

  Same as now

42

13.5

< 0.001

3

1.1

< 0.001

124

49.4

0.655

17

8.2

0.423

  Decreasing

193

61.9

234

84.2

75

29.9

129

62.0

  Increasing

67

21.5

40

14.4

52

20.7

27

13.0

  Don’t know/ No response

10

3.2

1

0.4

0

0.0

35

16.8

Percentage of respondents reporting that CEFM cases during COVID-19 were:

  Same as now

45

14.4

< 0.001

10

3.6

0.111

175

69.7

0.712

26

12.5

0.732

  Decreasing

66

21.2

74

26.6

60

23.9

124

59.6

  Increasing

198

63.5

193

69.4

16

6.4

27

13.0

  Don’t know/ No response

3

1.0

1

0.4

0

0.0

31

14.9

Total

312

100.0

 

278

100.0

 

251

100.0

 

208

100.0