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Table 2 FGM/C prevalence and women who believe that female circumcision should be continued by country (%)

From: The relationship between women’s individual empowerment and the support to female genital cutting continuation: a study on 7 African countries

Country Women circumcised (FGC) Women who believe that female circumcision should be continued
Total Age (5-year groups) Total Age (5-year groups)
15–19 45–49 15–19 45–49
Burkina Faso 75.8 57.7 89.3 9.3 10.3 11.7
Ivory Coast 36.7 27.4 41.5 14.0 14.4 9.1
Egypt 87.2 69.6 97.1 53.9 37.9 64.8
Ethiopia 65.2 47.1 78.7 17.5 13.6 21.7
Mali 91.4 90.3 92.1 71.9 70.0 70.3
Nigeria 24.8 15.3 35.8 23.1 23.2 23.3
Togo 4.7 1.8 10.2 1.4 2.3 1.9
  1. Sources: DHS surveys, see Table 3 for details