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Table 2 Knowledge, attitudes and interest related to FGM according to gender.

From: Perception of primary health professionals about Female Genital Mutilation: from healthcare to intercultural competence

  2001 2004 Total  
  Males Females Males Females Males Females p1
  % % % % % %  
KNOWLEDGE        
   State they know what FGM is 98.4 98.1 98.0 94.7* 98.2 96.5 < 0.001
   Correctly identify 35.5 48.7 40.8 39.5* 37.8 44.6 0.001
   State they know the countries 80.9 77.8 - - - - 0.579
   Correctly identify 17.6 26.9      0.188
   Believe FGM performed for:        
Religious reasons 19.7 13.2      
Tradition 45.9 54.6      
Religious reasons and Hygiene 1.6 - - - - - 0.317
Religious reasons and Tradition 29.6 27.0      
Hygiene and Tradition 1.6 3.9      
All 1.6 1.3      
   Attend population from:        
Morocco 90.0 89.7 - - - - 0.661
Sub-Saharan Africa 86.8 77.1 - - - - < 0.001
   Have detected some case 3.2 6.6 6.0 20.6* 4.4 13.1 0.009
ATTITUDES        
   Ignore 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.3 0.004
   Educate 44.4 51.6 18.0* 36.6* 32.7 44.8  
   Report to authorities 22.2 15.5 22.0 25.2 22.1 19.9  
   Educate and report 31.8 32.3 60.0* 38.2* 44.3 35.0  
INTEREST 69.5 87.0 81.1* 83.2 74.0 85.4 0.001
FORMATION        
   Have received training - - 10.0 15.3 - - < 0.001
   Know some protocol of action - - 22.5 18.4 - - 0.554
  1. 1 p between males and females.
  2. * p < 0.05 between 2001 and 2004