Nigerian Igbo men's views of FGM

Published: 08-09-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nwn4jjm4vj.1


It was hypothesised that: Hypothesis: Unemployed, single, uneducated older men who do not own a television and/or a radio are more likely to support the continuation of FGM than are younger, educated, employed married men who own a television and/or a radio. This Data describes some Igbo men's views about the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria West Africa. Data was collected in the year 2017 from a survey of 215 Igbo men aged 18 and above living in Isuikwuato Local Government Area in Nigeria. Once collected, data were entered into Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 24 for screening and analysis. There were no missing data and frequencies and descriptive statistics were conducted for all variables. Bivariate and binary logistic regression were performed on 215 completed and returned questionnaires (86% response rate) using Statistical Package for Social Science. Descriptive statistics shows that almost two thirds of the sample (63.7%) thought FGM should be discontinued.


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Data on men's views of FGM were collected by adapting questions from the Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions (KAP) questionnaire developed for men by Prof. Kaplan (1998), a medical anthropologist researcher with a background in ethnographic studies conducted in the Gambia. Furthermore, additional questions were purposely selected from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) questionnaire for men. The adapted questionnaire used as the data collection instrument consisted of 27 closed-ended questions that comprised of both multiple-choice and dichotomous questions with single answers. The outcome variable was recoded such that 1 = continued and 0 = discontinued for example.