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Table 3 Percentage of women circumcised in Burkina Faso by socio-economic and demographic characteristics

From: Trends and protective factors of female genital mutilation in Burkina Faso: 1999 to 2010

Socio-economic characteristics 1999 (N = 5522) N Chi square P value 2003 (N = 12059) N Chi square P value 2010 (N = 17008) N Chi square P value
Birth cohort          
1950-1959 87.5 1,078 <0.001 86.3 1,252 <0.001    
1960-1969 85.4 1,665   84.2 2,856   89.3 2,493 <0.001
1970-1979 83.1 2,228   81.0 3,702   85.1 4,254  
1980-1989 79.0 1,474   72.8 4,667   74.8 6,210  
1990-1995        60.7 4,130  
Education Level          
No education 84.2 5,240 0.005 81.3 9,901 <0.001 80.7 12,469 <0.001
Primary or Higher 80.3 1,205   70.8 2,573   63.7 4,611  
Residence          
Urban 84.6 1,651 0.37 75.9 3,014 <0.001 69.0 5,368 <0.001
Rural 83.4 4,794   80.2 9,463   78.7 11,719  
Age at Marriage          
Early (Before age 18) 85.8 3,416 0.03 82.9 6,219 0.04 81.0 7,913 0.09
After age 18 83.2 1,818   81.0 3,823   79.7 6,054  
Religion          
Muslim 88.4 3,601 <0.001 84.6 6,982 <0.001 81.7 10,239 <0.001
Christian 74.5 1,871   69.5 3,723   65.0 5,251  
Traditional and other religions 84.1 740   76.5 1,516   75.9 1,423  
Ethnicity 1          
Mossi 84.3 3,847 <0.001 81.2 6,552 <0.001 78.8 8,948 <0.001
Bobo, Dioula, Senoufu 92.5 334   87.2 1,149   69.4 802  
Fulfuldé, Peul, Touareg, Bella 92.0 416   75.7 862   73.1 1,607  
Gourmatché 69.6 460   70.6 698   64.5 1,048  
Gourounsi and Bissa 66.3 435   51.0 575   71.1 1,466  
Lobbi and Dagara 87.6 338   79.0 1,591   76.4 1,178  
Others 89.0 614   79.2 1,027   80.1 2,008  
  1. Sources of data: DHS 1999, 2003, 2010 1The Mossi make up 50% of all ethnicities.