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Table 3 Number of women who have FGM recorded and have a maternity record at the study hospital between 2006 and 2012, by year

From: Obstetric outcomes for women with female genital mutilation at an Australian hospital, 2006–2012: a descriptive study

  Number of women
FGM recorded FGM typea 2006b 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Yes All types 15 25 33 37 29 35 22
  Type III 6 10 10 13 5 13 7
  Type II-III 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Type II 2 7 7 12 11 11 7
  Type I-II 0 1 1 3 1 2 0
  Type I 4 5 12 7 11 8 6
  Unknown 3 2 2 2 1 1 2
Percent of women with FGM recorded   2.3 1.8 2.4 2.8 2.2 2.4 1.5
No   631 1390 1344 1307 1306 1447 1427
  1. aFGM status and type was determined from examining both the Midwives and ObstetriX Databases. If there was a disagreement between the two databases, the Midwives Database was deemed to be the correct record. If the type of FGM for an individual woman differed at different visits, then the most severe type was chosen as the correct type and applied to all obstetric records
  2. FGM status was grouped as:
  3. Type I/II = Unknown, Type I, Type I-II, Type II
  4. Type III = Type II/III, Type III
  5. b2006 includes only July to December