Table 1

Descriptive statistics of demographic variables of the FGM sample (n = 66)

Variable
Age, years: mean (s.d.) range35.5 (10.5) 18–69
Age at circumcision, years: mean (s.d.)
range
6.4 (4.1) 0.8–16
Years in The Netherlands, mean (s.d.)
range
10.9 (6.3) 2–29
Number of children, mean (s.d.) range1.78 (1.6) 0–8
Country of birth, n (%)
  Somalia18 (27)
  Sierra Leone12 (18)
  Sudan18 (27)
  Eritrea12 (18)
  Ethiopia6 (9)
Type of mutilation,a n (%)
  Type I clitoridectomy21 (32)
  Type II excision9 (14)
  Type III infibulation35 (54)
Marital status, n (%)
  Alone (single, widow, divorced)33 (57)
  Married with family25 (43)
Education, n (%)
  Low (⩽6 years)9 (16)
  Middle (6–12 years)24 (43)
  High (⩾12 years)23 (41)
Source of income, n (%)
  Job, education fee or social benefit37 (66)
  No income19 (34)
  • FGM, female genital mutilation.

  • a. According to World Health Organization classification.19