Muslim Population Proportion vs. FGM Prevalence: Pearson Correlation

The following is the result of a Pearson correlation performed using SPSS.
The data on Muslim population proportion are from here; the data on FGM prevalence are from here.
Download the data set here.

Caveats: I am almost certainly not qualified to analyze these data appropriately. (I have a semester of behavioral health stats under my belt, but I do not use the information regularly.) In some cases, Wikipedia lists a range of FGM prevalence. I tried to use the figure that appeared to be most reliable.


Pearson Correlation Comparing Muslim Population Proportion to FGM Prevalence
Pearson Correlation Comparing Muslim Population Proportion to FGM Prevalence

Is this a significant correlation? According to this reference, a value between .40 and .69 is considered a “strong relationship.” So, .504 would be considered a significant correlation.


SPSS-Generated Scatter Plot Graph with Regression Line
SPSS-Generated Scatter Plot Graph with Regression Line (Click to enlarge)

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