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Table 4 Demographics of women with FGM recorded at time of obstetric visit at study hospital between 2006 and 2012

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

  FGM statusa FGM statusa
  Type III Type I/II No Type III Type I/II No
  n n n % % %
Age group
 15–19 0 1 326 0.0 0.8 3.7
 20–24 8 33 2243 12.3 25.2 25.3
 25–29 21 29 2862 32.3 22.1 32.3
 30–34 21 43 2216 32.3 32.8 25.0
 35–39 11 22 972 16.9 16.8 11.0
 40+ 4 3 233    
Region of birth
 East Africab 58 73 157 89.2 55.7 1.8
 Western/Southern Africa 6 39 56 9.2 29.8 0.6
 North Africa and Middle East 0 7 2057 0.0 5.3 23.2
 Asia 1 12 2267 1.5 9.2 25.6
 Others 0 0 4315 0.0 0.0 48.7
Parity
 0 13 39 3444 0.0 29.8 38.9
 1 9 35 2472 20.0 26.7 27.9
 2 15 20 1408 13.8 15.3 15.9
 3 14 18 808 23.1 13.7 9.1
 4 or more 14 19 720 21.5 14.5 8.1
Number of previous preterm or nonviable pregnancies
 0 44 61 5749 67.7 46.6 64.9
 1 8 40 2051 12.3 30.5 23.2
 2 9 10 710 13.8 7.6 8.0
 3 3 14 206 4.6 10.7 2.3
 4 or more 1 6 136 1.5 4.6 1.5
BMI
  < 18.5 2 3 370 3.7 2.7 4.8
 18.5–24.9 19 44 3982 35.2 40.0 51.2
 25.0–29.9 21 43 2037 38.9 39.1 26.2
 30+ 12 20 1387 22.2 18.2 17.8
 Missing data 11 21 1076    
Hypertension
 Essential/Renal 0 0 30 0 0.0 0.3
 Gestational/Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia 3 5 318 4.7 3.8 3.6
 No 61 125 8437 95.3 96.2 96.0
 Missing data 1 1 67    
Diabetes
 Pre-existing 0 1 46 0 0.8 0.5
 Gestational 11 10 655 17.2 7.7 7.5
 No 53 119 8078 82.8 91.5 92.0
 Missing data 1 1 73    
Smoking status in pregnancy
 No 64 128 8321 100.0 98.5 94.4
 Yes 0 2 495 0.0 1.5 5.6
 Missing data 1 1 36 100.0 98.5 94.4
  1. aFGM status and type were determined from examining both the ObstetriX and Midwives 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. Women may have more than one obstetric record during the period 2006–2012. Seventy-six percent of women had only one obstetric record (i.e. gave birth once). The average number was 1.3 and the maximum 6
  3. FGM status was grouped as:
  4. Type I/II = Unknown, Type I, Type I-II, Type II
  5. Type III = Type II/III, Type III
  6. bEast Africa is defined as Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya. Western and Southern African countries include Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. North Africa and the Middle East categories include Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Women from Asia were from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore