Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
FC should continue because: Custom and tradition (open-ended question)

Codes and Frequencies

Can't find the category you are looking for? Try the Detailed codes


Women who stated that female circumcision should continue (in FCCONTINU)were asked a follow-up question about why it should continue. FCCUSTRAD captures whether they said the practice should continue because of "custom and tradition." Note that similar material is covered in FCCTRAD, which gives "good tradition" as the rationale for continuing female circumcision.


Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, FCCUSTTRAD has no universe problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCCUSTTRAD is included in neither the standard DHS questionnaire nor in any of the three versions of the standard DHS module on female circumcision.


  • Central African Republic 1995: Women age 15-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 1998: Women age 15-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Mali 1995: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Nigeria 1999: Women age 10-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Central African Republic: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Mali: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Niger: 1998-B, 1998-C, 1998-W
  • Nigeria: 1999-B, 1999-C, 1999-W