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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of women with type 3 FGM by type of episiotomy

From: Episiotomy and obstetric outcomes among women living with type 3 female genital mutilation: a secondary analysis

  No episiotomy Anterior Posterior lateral Anterior & posterior Other
(n = 857) (n = 1115) (n = 763) (n = 3377) (n = 75)
Age (mean) 27.4 30.1a 24.9a 26.6a 21.8a
Urban Residence 67.6 76.1a 68.0 72.4a 76.0
Education (%)
 No education 39.0 18.0a 22.5a 9.0a 24.0
 Non-formal 9.1 2.3 7.0 1.8 41.3
 Primary 22.7 32.1 24.4 26.1 28.0
 Secondary 21.7 41.1 35.0 43.3 4.0
 Tertiary 7.5 6.5 11.1 19.8 2.7
Socioeconomic status (%)
 Low 37.9 14.1a 28.2a 9.0a 38.7
 Medium 59.2 83.1 66.6 87.0 61.3
 High 2.9 2.8 5.2 4.0 0.0
Country (%)
 Burkina Faso 31.5 5.9a 26.9a 0.8a 5.3a
 Ghana 2.7 0.0 0.8 0.1 0.0
 Kenya 2.7 0.4 0.9 0.2 1.3
 Nigeria 22.5 0.8 11.3 1.3 90.1
 Senegal 1.4 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0
 Sudan 39.2 92.9 58.3 97.7 2.7
Any Previous Births (%) 72.7 91.7a 53.0a 57.4a 42.7a
  1. aStatistically different from “no episiotomy”