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Table 2 Harmful traditional practices among children less than five years in Axum town, North Ethiopia, 2013

From: A cross sectional study on factors associated with harmful traditional practices among children less than 5 years in Axum town, north Ethiopia, 2013

Variable Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Information about HTPs Yes 746 99.2
  No 6 0.8
Information by type of HTPs* Uvula cutting 588 78.2
  Female genital mutilation (FGM) 493 65.5
  Milk teeth extraction (MTE) 380 50.5
  Eye borrow incision 362 48.1
  Bloodletting 308 40.9
Source of information* Mass media 314 41.7
  Health personnel 410 54.5
  Family members 372 49.5
  Meeting 127 16.9
  Others** 4 0.5
Any HTPs performed on mother Yes 618 82.2
  No 134 17.8
Type of HTPs performed on mother* Uvula cutting 599 79.6
  Female genital mutilation 5 0.7
  Milk teeth extraction 43 5.7
  Eye borrow incision 116 15.4
  Bloodletting 16 2.13
HTPs performed on children Yes 660 87.8
  No 92 12.2
Types of HTPs performed on children* Uvula cutting 654 86.9
  Milk teeth extraction 94 12.5
  Eye borrow incision 18 2.4
  1. *more than one answer was given.
  2. **others = school.