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Table 2 Binary logistic results on education and FGM/C discontinuation

From: Do educated women in Sierra Leone support discontinuation of female genital mutilation/cutting? Evidence from the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey

Variable Model I Model II
  COR 95% CI AOR 95% CI
Education     
No education 1 [1] 1 [1]
Primary 1.72*** [1.44–2.05] 1.28** [1.07–1.54]
Secondary 4.46*** [3.78–5.26] 2.27*** [1.89–2.72]
Higher 13.24*** [9.58–18.30] 4.02*** [3.00–5.41]
Age     
15–19    1 [1]
20–24    1.20 [0.98–1.45]
25–29    1.19 [0.94–1.51]
30–34    1.04 [0.81–1.33]
35–39    0.92 [0.71–1.18]
40–44    0.71* [0.54–0.93]
45–49    0.66** [0.48–0.89]
Religion     
Islam    1 [1]
Christianity    1.72*** [1.44–2.04]
Other    0.78 [0.33–1.83]
None    0.51 [0.45–1.23]
FGM required by religion     
Yes    1 [1]
No    8.68*** [7.29–10.34]
Don’t know    3.94*** [3.13–4.96]
Wealth     
Poorest    1 [1]
Poorer    1.28* [1.02–1.61]
Middle    1.16 [0.89–1.51]
Richer    1.37* [1.03–1.83]
Richest    1.38 [0.92–2.07]
Marital status     
Never in union    1 [1]
Currently in union    0.75** [0.62–0.91]
Formerly in union    0.75 [0.55–1.02]
Residential status     
Urban    1 [1]
Rural    1.09 [0.81–1.47]
Daughters at home     
0    1 [1]
1    0.82* [0.70–0.95]
2    0.71* [0.57–0.87]
3    0.50*** [0.34–0.73]
4    0.56 [0.29–1.09]
5 or more    1.28 [0.51–3.21]
Circumcised     
No    1 [1]
Yes    0.41*** [0.33–0.52]
Social acceptance of FGM/C     
No    1 [1]
Yes    0.26*** [0.22–0.30]
Region     
Eastern    1 [1]
Northern    1.11 [0.85–1.46]
Southern    0.63** [0.46–0.85]
Western    1.61** [1.16–2.23]
  1. Source: 2013 SLDHS
  2. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  3. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001