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Research Paper | Statistics | Nigeria | Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020
The Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation among Women in Osun State Using Non Parametric Test-Wil-coxon Signed Rank Test and Spearman Correlation Test
Ajewole K. P. | Oladapo D. I. | Osunronbi F.A.
Abstract: The need for health care professionals to be aware of application of non-parametric methods in numerous health issues associated with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is addressed in this research work using data gathered from Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey collected by the National Bureau of statistics between 2016 and 2017. The purpose of this study is to study the prevalence and associated factors of female genital mutilation among women (15-49 years) and children (0-14 years) in Osun state using non parametric methods (Wil-coxon signed rank test and Spearman correlation test). The Wil-coxon signed rank test was used to ascertain that the prevalence and associated factors of female genital mutilation among women (15-49 years) and children (0-14 years) in Osun state is statistically significant while the finding from a spearman rank non-parametric test shows that there is a very strong evidence to believe that there is a significant monotonic relationship between female genital mutilation of women (15- 49 years) and children (0 – 14 years). The research later concludes that the Nigerian Government has an obligation to eliminate female genital mutilation as a harmful traditional practice that affects women while a greater understanding of nonparametric application on Female Genital Mutilation will help health professionals to improve the health care research and findings.
Keywords: Female Genital Mutilation, Non Parametric Test, Spearman Correlation, Wilco-xon Signed Rank Test
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020,
Pages: 398 - 401
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