Skip to main content

Table 1 Summary of socio-demographic characteristics of sample (N = 6543)

From: Female genital mutilation/cutting in Sierra Leone: are educated women intending to circumcise their daughters?

Variable Weighted Frequency
(n)
Percentage (%) Intends to circumcise daughter in future X2, p-value
Yes (%) No (%)
Individual level
Education      618.048, p < 0.001
 No Education 4895 74.8 93.3 6.7  
 Primary 845 12.9 88.6 11.4  
 Secondary 712 10.9 74.2 25.8  
 Higher 91 1.4 32.4 67.7  
Age
 15–19 203 3.1 87.6 12.4 5.107, 0.530
 20–24 815 12.5 89.8 10.2  
 25–29 1490 22.8 90.1 9.9  
 30–34 1443 22.0 90.2 9.8  
 35–39 1367 20.9 89.0 11.0  
 40–44 687 10.5 90.4 9.6  
 45–49 538 8.2 87.3 12.7  
Wealth
 Poorest 1488 22.7 94.9 5.2 460.818, p < 0.001
 Poorer 1426 21.8 93.1 6.9  
 Middle 1415 21.6 93.2 6.8  
 Richer 1221 18.7 90.5 9.5  
 Richest 993 15.2 70.7 29.3  
Religion      322.448, p < 0.001
 Christianity 1138 17.4 75.3 24.7  
 Islam 5390 82.4 92.8 7.2  
 Other 15 0.2 86.7 13.3  
Healthcare decision      19.549, p < 0.001
 Alone 539 8.2 89.8 10.2  
 With partner 2993 45.7 87.9 12.1  
 Partner 2982 45.5 91.3 8.7  
 Other 29 0.4 83.3 16.7  
Number of daughters      54.180, p < 0.001
 0 854 13.1 85.8 14.2  
 1 3132 47.9 87.8 12.2  
 2 1746 26.7 92.6 7.4  
 3 625 9.6 93.9 6.1  
 4 or more 186 2.9 92.7 7.3  
Daughters Circumcised      115.497, p < 0.001
 None 5129 78.4 87.5 12.5  
 1 821 12.5 97.2 2.8  
 2 410 6.3 97.6 2.4  
 3 or More 183 2.8 98.9 1.1  
Frequency of reading Newspaper      411.951, p < 0.001
 Not at all 6263 95.7 91.3 8.7  
 Less than once a week 103 1.6 59.8 40.2  
 At least once a week 177 2.7 52.3 47.7  
Frequency of listening to Radio      60.484, p < 0.001
 Not at all 2813 43.0 92.2 7.8  
 Less than once a week 1428 21.8 90.7 9.3  
 At least once a week 2302 35.2 85.7 14.3  
Frequency of watching TV      296.693, p < 0.001
 Not at all 5732 87.6 91.9 8.1  
 Less than once a week 292 4.5 83.7 16.3  
 At least once a week 519 7.9 68.5 31.5  
Contextual level
Family head      9.217, p < 0.01
 Male 5176 79.1 90.2 9.8  
 Female 1366 20.9 87.5 12.5  
Region      391.544, p < 0.001
 Eastern 1674 25.6 91.0 9.0  
 Northern 2515 38.4 93.6 6.4  
 Southern 1529 23.4 91.2 8.8  
 Western 825 12.6 68.8 31.2  
Residence      248.236, p < 0.001
 Rural 1661 25.4 80.6 19.4  
 Urban 4882 74.6 93.5 6.5  
  1. Source 2013 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey