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Authors: Roman, Assefa
Advisors: Mekonnen Tadesse(Ass.Prof.)
Keywords: female genital mutilation
Copyright: Jun-2011
Date Added: 18-Jul-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital circumcision, is widely practiced throughout much of Africa mainly in relation to social, cultural and religious reasons. It is an old-age practice believed to have existed in central Africa, Egypt and the Middle East. Between 100 and 140 million girls and women worldwide are estimated to have undergone the practice of FGM. This study attempted to identify factors that affect female genital circumcision in Ethiopia using data collected in Ethiopian demographic and health survey (EDHS, 2005). The survey collected information from a total 14070 women aged 15-49 out of which 9831 women were considered. To address our objectives, descriptive and binary logistic regression statistical techniques were used for data analysis using socio- economic, demographic and health and environmental variables as explanatory variables and circumcision status as a response variable. Based on the binary logistic regression analysis age of women, region, place of residence, religion, frequency of listening to radio, mother’s level of education, and wealth index were found to be the most important determinants of circumcision.
Description: A thesis submitted to the school of graduate studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in statistics
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3412
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