Table 3: Results of univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses for the outcome variable FGM.

UnivariateMultivariable
OR(95% CI)OR(95% CI)

Age1.101.05 1.14***0.990.92 1.07
Number previous pregnancy1.591.301.94***1.411.03 1.93*
Residency1.61 1.05 2.47*1.98 1.21 3.22**
Ethnic groupa0.97 0.64
1.49
Civil status married (Ref.)
 Single0.310.20 0.48***0.550.32 0.93*
 Others 0.390.10 1.530.63 0.14 2.91
Religion Muslim (Ref.)2.091.36 3.21**2.091.28 3.39**
Education illiterate (Ref)
 Primary0.750.35 1.601.000.45 2.20
 Junior Secondary School0.250.14 0.45***0.480.25 0.92*
 Senior Secondary School0.160.82 0.33***0.31 0.14 0.66**
 Tertiary0.680.22 2.150.970.30 3.12

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aEthnicity was tested both by each ethnic group and Temne compared to all others, both tests not significant.
All variables with were included in the multivariable model.