Table 1: Participants’ background profile.

VariableCharacteristics
CategoryNumberPercentage (%)

Current age (years)15–241047.6
25–34733.3
35–4429.5
45–5414.8
55 and above14.8

Age at OBF occurrence (years)15–241885.7
25–3429.5
35–4414.8
45–5400.0
55 and above00.0

RegionBenadir1781.0
Mudug419.0

ResidenceRural1257.1
Urban942.9

EducationFormal education628.6
No formal education1571.4

OccupationUnemployed1571.4
Employed628.6

Current marital statusMarried942.9
Widowed29.5
Divorced1047.6

Place of last deliveryHome1676.2
Health facility523.8

Number of years lived with obstetric fistula1–31152.4
4–6419.0
7–9314.3
Above 9314.3

Number of surgeries1–21885.7
3–429.5
Above 414.8

ParityPrimigravid942.9
Para 2–4733.3
Para 5 or more523.8

Source: field data 2017.