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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (Weighted)

From: Socio-economic and demographic determinants of female genital mutilation in sub-Saharan Africa: analysis of data from demographic and health surveys

Variables Women aged 15–49 (N = 130,605) Women who had daughters (N = 122,941)
Frequency (n) Percentage (%) Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 22,030 16.9 20,915 17.0
 Poorer 22,711 17.4 21,583 17.6
 Middle 24,397 18.7 23,188 18.9
 Richer 27,590 21.1 26,081 21.2
 Richest 33,877 25.9 31,174 25.4
Education
 No education 61,467 47.1 58,676 47.7
 Primary 33,036 25.3 31.637 25.7
 Secondary 29,870 22.9 26,649 21.7
 Higher 6232 4.8 5979 4.9
Age
 15–19 25,612 19.6 21,820 17.8
 20–24 23,301 17.8 21,585 17.6
 25–29 23,598 18.1 22,508 18.3
 30–34 19,075 14.6 18,598 15.1
 35–39 16,575 12.7 16,272 13.2
 40–44 12,168 9.3 12,010 9.8
 45–49 10,276 7.9 10,148 8.25
Residence
 Urban 49,806 38.1 46,551 37.9
 Rural 80,799 61.9 76,390 62.1
Marital status
 Single 30,612 23.4 26,313 21.4
 Married 84,940 65.0 82.064 66.7
 Cohabitation 6067 4.7 5877 4.8
 Widowed/divorced/separated 8986 6.9 8,687 7.1
Occupation
 Not working 44,507 34.1 40,656 33.1
 Managerial 4230 3.2 4102 3.3
 Clerical 1202 0.9 1152 0.9
 Sales 22,815 17.5 22,711 18.5
 Agricultural 32,909 25.2 31,082 25.3
 Household 4400 3.4 4349 3.5
 Services 6864 5.3 6863 5.6
 Manual 13,177 10.1 11,526 9.4
 Other 501 0.4 500 0.4
Frequency of reading newspaper/magazine
 Not at all 105,754 81.0 99,485 80.9
 Less than a week 14,091 10.8 13,540 11.0
 At least once a week 10,760 8.2 9916 8.1
Frequency of listening to radio
 Not at all 44,339 34.0 41,947 34.1
 Less than once a week 28,879 22.1 27,095 22.1
 At least once a week 57,387 43.9 53,899 43.8
Frequency of watching television
 Not at all 71,830 55.0 66,491 54.1
 Less than once a week 18,389 14.1 17,701 14.4
 At least once a week 40,388 30.9 38,749 31.5