Table 3

Gender differences in the knowledge about the health effects of, and the attitude towards, the practice
Variables Men(%) Women(%) Total(%) P-value
Knowledge variables
Cause bleeding
Yes 95(90.5) 87(82.9) 182(86.7) P<0.14
No 10(9.5) 18(17.1) 28(13.3)
Total 105 105 210
Difficulty in urination
Yes 88(89.8) 87(87.9) 175(88.8) P<0.41
No 10(10.2) 12(12.1) 22(11.2)
Total 98 99 197
Difficulty in child birth
Yes 89(91.8) 68(80.0) 157(86.3) P<0.02
No 8(8.2) 17(20.0) 25(13.7)
Total 97 85 182
Infection
Yes 90(90.9) 75(90.4) 165(90.7) P<0.53
No 9(9.1) 8(9.6) 17(9.3)
Total 99 83 182
HIV transmission
Yes 103(97.2) 88(96.7) 191(97) P<0.57
No 3(2.8) 3(3.3) 6(3)
Total 106 91 197
Attitude variables
FC prevent pre/extra marital sex
No 52(48.6) 87(82.1) 139(65.3) P<0.001
Yes 55(51.4) 19(17.9) 74(34.7)
Total 107 106 213
Is a harmful culture
Yes 1(0.9) 13(12.1) 14(6.5) P<0.002
No 106(99.1) 94(87.9) 200(93.5)
Total 107 107 214
Leads to a trustable marriage
No 54(51.9) 60(56.1) 114(54.0) P<0.583
Yes 50(48.1) 47(43.9) 97(46.0)
Total 104 107
Keeps the dignity of girls
No 52(49.1) 76(73.8) 128(61.2) P<0.001
Yes 54(50.9) 27(26.2) 81(38.8)
Total 106 103 209
Is religious requirement
No 4(3.8) 16(15.0) 20(9.4) P<0.005
Yes 102(96.2) 91(85.0) 193(90.6)
Total 106 107 213
Support the discontinuation of the practice
Yes 2(1.9) 21(19.6) 23 (10.7) P<0.001
No 105(98.1) 86(80.4) 191(89.3)
Total 107 107 214

Gele et al.

Gele et al. BMC Research Notes 2013 6:122   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-122

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