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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study population of women ages 15–49 (Senegal DHS, 2005 & 2010)a

From: Trends in female genital mutilation/cutting in Senegal: what can we learn from successive household surveys in sub-Saharan African countries?

Variable Women 2005 (N = 14,602) Women 2010 (N = 15,688)
Mean ageb (SD) respondent 27.8 (9.9) 27.9 (9.5)
Mean ageb (SD) partner 42.6 (9.9) 43.5 (17.5)
FGM/C (%)
 Yes 30.1 28.1
 No 69.9 71.9
Place of residence (%)
 Urban 48.7 49.3
 Rural 51.3 50.7
Married (%)
 Yes 73.0 66.5
 No 27.0 33.5
Education (%)
 No education 59.6 57.9
 Primary education 25.2 21.8
 Secondary education 14.2 18.3
 Higher education 1.0 2.1
Partner’s education (%)
 No education 70.3 75.4
 Primary education 12.6 11.9
 Secondary education 12.9 9.2
 Higher education 4.3 3.5
Wealth Index (%)
 Poorest 16.7 16.5
 Poorer 17.6 17.9
 Middle 19.4 19.8
 Richer 21.6 22.3
 Richest 24.7 23.5
Family size (%)
 Small (1–4 children) 84.6 82.1
 Middle (5–7 children) 13.0 15.4
 Large (8+ children) 2.5 2.6
Ethnicity (%)
 Wolof 39.7 38.7
 Poular 25.2 26.5
 Serer 15.9 15.0
 Mandingu 4.6 4.2
 Diola 4.9 4.0
 Soninke 2.8 2.3
 Not Senegalese 1.7 2.0
 Other 5.2 7.3
Religion (%)
 Muslim 95.5 95.4
 Other 4.5 4.6
Region of residence (%)
 Dakar 26.5 26.0
 Diourbel 10.6 11.8
 Fatick 4.8 4.6
 Kaffrine   3.7
 Kaolack 11.3 7.5
 Kédougou   0.7
 Kolda 7.2 4.1
 Louga 6.3 7.2
 Matam 3.7 3.8
 Saint Louis 6.5 6.6
 Sédhiou   2.9
 Tambacounda 5.8 4.6
 Thiès 13.5 12.9
 Ziguinch 3.9 3.7
  1. aData are expressed as mean (standard deviation) or as percentages
  2. bAge ranges from 15 to 49 year for women, and 18 to 97 years for partners