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Table 2 Distribution of women intending to cut their daughters by various characteristics

From: Women’s empowerment and female genital mutilation intention for daughters in Sierra Leone: a multilevel analysis

Variable Proportion Intending to circumcise daughter (95% CI) p value
Individual level factors   
Labour force participation (%)   
 Yes 91.2 (90.4–91.9)  < 0.001
 No 86.0 (84.1–87.8)  
Wife beating acceptance (%)    < 0.001
 Low 86.4 (84.9–87.8)  
 Medium 89.7 (88.4–90.8)  
 High 94.9 (93.8–95.8)  
Women’s knowledge level (%)    < 0.001
 Low 93.6 (92.5–94.6)  
 Medium 94.5 (93.4–95.4)  
 High 81.6 (79.8–83.2)  
Decision making power (%)    < 0.001
 Low 91.0 (89.0–92.8)  
 Medium 90.0 (87.7–91.9)  
 High 85.0 (82.2–87.4)  
Age (%)   0.354
 15–19 90.8 (85.8–94.1)  
 20–24 91.0 (88.8–92.8)  
 25–29 90.6 (89.0–92.0)  
 30–34 90.5 (88.9–91.9)  
 35–39 89.5 (87.8–91.0)  
 40–44 90.1 (87.6–92.2)  
 45–49 87.4 (84.3–89.9)  
Wealth index (%)    < 0.001
 Poorest 95.3 (94.1–96.3)  
 Poorer 93.2 (91.7–94.5)  
 Middle 93.5 (92.0–94.7)  
 Richer 90.8 (89.1–92.2)  
 Richest 71.6 (68.6–74.4)  
Partner’s education (%)    < 0.001
 No education 94.1 (93.4–94.8)  
 Primary 92.0 (89.5–94.0)  
 Secondary + 78.6 (76.5–80.6)  
Circumcised (%)    < 0.001
 No 31.6 (24.3–39.9)  
 Yes 91.4 (90.6–92.0)  
Contextual level   
Social acceptance of FGM/C (%)    < 0.001
 No 97.6 (97.1–98.0)  
 Yes 76.7 (74.8–78.3)  
Required by religion (%)    < 0.001
 No 78.5 (76.7–80.1)  
 Yes 96.6 (96.0–97.2)  
Family head (%)    < 0.01
 Male 90.7 (90.0–91.5)  
 Female 87.9 (86.1–89.5)  
Region (%)    < 0.001
 Eastern 91.2 (89.7–92.6)  
 Northern 93.8 (92.8–94.7)  
 Southern 91.6 (90.1–92.8)  
 Western 69.8 (66.2–73.1)  
Residence (%)    < 0.001
 Urban 81.4 (79.5–83.0)  
 Rural 93.8 (93.1–94.5)  
  1. Source: 2013 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey