Table 3

Association of female genital cutting (FGC) practitioners and age

AgeTraditional midwivesNurses and
trained midwives
DoctorX2/P value
Who performed FGC (n=601, %)
<2683 (42.8)25 (12.9)86 (44.3)59.13/<0.001
26–40150 (62.5)34 (14.2)56 (23.3)
41–60116 (77.3)12 (8.0)22 (14.7)
>6016 (94.1)1 (5.9)0 (0.0)
Who should perform FGC (n=605, %)
<2633 (17.0)43 (22.2)118 (60.8)32.96/<0.001
26–4038 (15.7)52 (21.5)152 (62.8)
41–6037 (24.3)37 (24.3)78 (51.4)
>6011 (64.7)5 (29.4)1 (5.9)
Who will be permitted to perform FGC (n=605, %)
<2648 (24.7)42 (21.7)104 (53.6)29.17/<0.001
26–4026 (10.7)60 (24.8)156 (64.5)
41–6032 (21.1)33 (21.7)87 (57.2)
>609 (52.9)4 (23.5)4 (23.6)