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Table 5 Contribution of specific African countries to FGM/C publications (1930 – 2015)

From: Bibliometric analysis of literature on female genital mutilation: (1930 – 2015)

No Countrya Number of publications SCP MCP
1 Burkina Faso 5 1 (20) 4 (80.0)
2 Djibouti 2 0 (0.0) 2 (100.0)
3 Egypt 36 30 (83.33) 6 (16.77)
4 Ethiopia 10 4 (40.0) 6 (60.0)
5 Gambia 4 0 (0.0) 4 (100)
6 Ghana 4 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0)
7 Kenya 9 3 (33.33) 6 (66.77)
8 Mali 2 0 (0.0) 2 (100.0)
9 Nigeria 52 41 (78.85) 11 (21.15)
10 Senegal 6 2 (33.33) 4 (66.77)
11 Sierra Leone 1 0 (0.0) 1 (100)
12 Sudan 17 9 (52.94) 8 (47.06)
13 Uganda 2 0 (0.0) 2 (100.0)
14 United Republic of Tanzania 1 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0)
  Total 151 91 (60.26) 60 (39.74)
  1. FGM/C female genital mutilation/cutting, SCP single country publication, MCP multiple country publications
  2. aCountries were selected based on the UNICEF list of African countries in which FGM/C is a common practice. Only African countries were studied. The following African countries have zero contribution to FGM/C publications and were not listed in the table: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, and Togo