Table 2: Sociodemographic characteristics among 554 women 14–47 years, Sierra Leone, 2010–2012.

CharacteristicNo FGM
(%)
FGM clinically determined (%)All respondents

Total103451554
Age
 <142 (25)6 (75)8
 15–1963 (25.5)184 (74.5)247
 20–2424 (18.2)108 (81.8)132
 25–298 (10.9)65 (89.1)73
 30–344 (5.9)64 (94.1)68
 35–392 (8.7)21 (91.3)23
 40–440 (0)2 (100)2
 45–490 (0)1 (100)1
Residency
 Rural56 (23)187 (77)243
 Urban47 (15.1)264 (84.9)311
Civil status
 Divorced
 Married46 (12.2)330 (87.8)376
 Never married54 (32.3)113 (67.7)167
 Other1 (20)4 (80)5
 Separated1 (25)3 (75)4
 Widowed1 (50)1 (50)2
Ethnic group
 Fulah0 (0)29 (100)29
 Kissi1 (33.3)2 (66.7)3
 Kono7 (28)18 (72)25
 Koranko5 (20.8)19 (79.2)24
 Krio2 (50)2 (50)4
 Limba13 (17.6)61 (82.4)74
 Loko2 (33.3)4 (66.7)6
 Madingo1 (10)9 (90)10
 Mende15 (20.5)58 (79.5)73
 Susu1 (12.5)7 (87.5)8
 Temne56 (19.1)237 (80.9)293
 Yalonka0 (0)5 (100)5
Religion
 Christian51 (26.2)144 (73.8)195
 Muslim52 (14.5)306 (85.5)358
 Other011
Education
 Never been19 (9.0)193 (91)212
 Up to primary11 (11.2)87 (88.8)98
 Up to JSS45 (29.2)109 (70.8)154
 Up to SSS23 (39)36 (61)59
 Up to tertiary4 (13.3)26 (86.7)30
 Other1 (100)0 (0)1
Occupation
 Farmer0 (0)67 (100)67
 Housewife23 (13.5)148 (86.5)171
 Student53 (38.1)86 (61.9)139
 Trader12 (9.9)109 (90.1)121
 Unemployed11 (28.9)27 (71.1)38
 Other4 (22.2)14 (77.8)18
Parity
 059 (24.2)185 (75.8)244
 1–342 (17.7)195 (82.3)237
 3+2 (2.7)71 (97.3)73