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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Women’s perspectives of female genital cutting: Q-methodology

Characteristic No. (%)
Age (years)   
  16-25 8 27.6
  26-35 12 41.4
  >35 9 31.0
Marital status   
  Single 8 27.6
  Married 21 72.4
Employment status   
  Government employee 15 51.7
  House wife 5 17.2
  Student 4 13.8
  Not employed 5 17.2
Education level  
  Illiterate 3 10.3
  Primary school 6 20.7
  Secondary school 6 20.7
  Institute* 9 31.0
  College** 5 17.2
Mother’s education  
  Illiterate 22 75.9
  Educated 7 24.1
Father’s education  
  Illiterate 15 51.7
  Educated 14 48.3
Place of birth  
  Urban 25 86.2
  Rural 4 13.8
FGC status  
  Yes 15 51.7
  No 13 44.8
  Don’t know 1 3.4
  1. *Institute; 2 years study after secondary school.
  2. **College; 4 years study after secondary school.