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Table 4 The factors associated with a continuation of the practice in Somaliland

From: Have we made progress in Somalia after 30 years of interventions? Attitudes toward female circumcision among people in the Hargeisa district

Support the continuation or discontinuation of FC?
Variables Support the discontinuation of all forms of FC Support the continuation of one or all forms of FC Model 1 Model 2
Unadjusted Adjusted
Gender
Male 2(1.9) 105(98.1) 1.00 1.00
Female 21(19.6) 86(80.4) 0.08(0.05-0.88)*)* 0.07(0.05-0.88)*
Age
≤25 13(14) 80(86) 1.00 1.00
26-40 5(6) 83(94) 2.7(0.92-7.91) 3.37(0.64-17.6)
≥41 4(13) 27(87) 1.1(0.33-3.65) 4.52(0.30-69.1)
Is a religious requirement?
No 14(70) 6(30) 1.00 1.00
Yes 8(4) 184(96) 53.6(16.32-176.4)* 16.5(2.43-112.6)*
Keeps the dignity of girls?
No 20(15.6) 108(84.4) 1.00 1.00
Yes 2(2.5) 79(97.5) 7.31(1.66-32.20)* 3.05(0.37-33.08)
Leads to a trustable marriage?
No 15(13.2) 99(86.8) 1.00  
Yes 8(8.2) 89(91.8) 1.68(0.68-4.16)  
The FC 1s a harmful culture?
Yes 12(86) 2(14) 1.00 1.00
No 11(5.5) 189(94.5) 103.1(20.49-518.7)* 25.1(2.35-281.1)*
  1. Model 1: Unadjusted.
  2. Model 2: All variables that were significant in Model 1, as well as the age variables, were entered in Model 2.