Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Prevalence of female genital cutting among Egyptian girls

Mohammed A Tag-Eldin, Mohsen A Gadallah, Mahmoud N Al-Tayeb, Mostafa Abdel-Aty, Esmat Mansour, Mona Sallem

Volume 86, Number 4, April 2008, 269-274

Table 3. Age at the time of FGC

Governorates
Range (years)
Mean ± SD
Cairo 7–14 9.9 ± 1.4
Alexandria 7–13 10.5 ± 1.5
Sharkia 8–14 11.1 ± 1.3
Dakahlyia 7–14 10.6 ± 1.4
Demiatta 8–14 11.3 ± 1.4
Port Said 7–13 10.7 ± 1.4
North Sinai 5–13 10.0 ± 1.7
Bani Suif 9–15 11.0 ± 1.4
Assuit 5–14 9.7 ± 1.7
Luxor city
< 1 month–15 years
3.8 ± 3.2
Total 1 month–15 years 10.1 ± 2.3

FGC, female genital cutting; SD, standard deviation.

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