Table 2

Quantitative responses to female genital cutting (FGC) related variables (n=605)

VariableNPercentage
FGC is compulsory in Islam
  Yes53087.6
 No7512.4
FGC is legal in Malaysia
 Yes55792.1
 No487.9
FGC is conducted by all Islamic sects
 Yes49581.8
 No11018.2
Best age for FGC
Median—6 years
Range—birth to 24 years
Did you undergo FGC
 Yes60199.3
 No40.7
Age FGC done
Median—6  years
Range—birth to  30  years
Should FGC continue?
 Yes60199.3
 No40.7
Who you trust the most on information concerning FGC
 Local religious leader11018.2
 Local religious teacher7312.1
 High-profile religious preacher20934.5
 Representative from state religious office162.6
 Academician101.7
 Non Governmental Organisation00
 Politician00
 Medical practitioner18730.9