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|Title: ||FACTORS AFFECTING THE PRACTICE OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION OF ETHIOPIAN WOMEN|
|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
|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|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Statistics|
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