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Table 1 Comparison of the prevalence of FGM by different governorates of Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the rest of Iraq between 2011 and 2018

From: Changes in the prevalence and trends of female genital mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan Region between 2011 and 2018

Governorate 2011 2018 Relative change in %a
Sample size FGM Sample size FGM
No % (95% CI) No % (95% CI)
Dohuk 1807 83 4.6 (3.6–5.6) 873 27 3.1 (1.9–4.2) − 32.7
Erbil 3686 2320 62.9 (61.4–64.5) 1079 541 50.1 (47.2–53.1) − 20.3
Suleimaniya 5891 3290 55.8 (54.6–57.1) 1165 525 45.1 (42.2–47.9) − 19.3
  1. aFGM prevalence in 2018–FGM prevalence in 2011)/FGM prevalence in 2011