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Type: Journal article
Title: Prevalence and factors associated with practice of modern contraceptive methods among currently married women in District Naushahro Feroze
Author: Ali, S.
Rozi, S.
Mahmood, M.
Citation: Pakistan Medical Association. Journal, 2004; 54(9):461-465
Publisher: Pakistan Medical Association
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0030-9982
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S. Ali, S. Rozi, M. A. Mahmood
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with practice of modern contraceptive methods among currently married women of reproductive age group (15-49 years) in District Naushahro Feroze. METHODS: A community based cross-sectional survey was conducted from May to June 2000. We interviewed 420 currently married women of reproductive age group (15-49) years. Information regarding socio-demographic factors, economic condition, their source of information for the message of family planning and reason of using any modern contraceptive method. RESULTS: The prevalence of modern contraceptive method was 27.9%. Final multiple logistic regression analysis showed that with husband agreement (OR, 5.4; 95% CI 2.2-13.2), women could go alone to a health care provider (OR, 1.4; 95% CI 1.1-2.4) and women employment status (OR, 2.5 95% CI 1.2-5.2) were significantly associated with practice of modern contraceptive methods. Similarly, those women who had 3 or more children were more likely to use any modern contraceptive methods compared to those who have 2 or less children. In addition, husband's education was also found significantly associated with family planning practice. CONCLUSION: The practice of modern contraceptive method is low. Socio demographic factors of women were significantly associated with use of modern contraceptive methods. Male and female education and small group discussions of various issues related to family planningand reproductive health may be helpful in creating awareness in the district.
Keywords: Humans; Contraceptive Agents; Contraception; Prevalence; Logistic Models; Probability; Risk Assessment; Cross-Sectional Studies; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Marital Status; Age Factors; Cultural Characteristics; Developing Countries; Socioeconomic Factors; Adolescent; Adult; Middle Aged; Educational Status; Family Planning Services; Pakistan; Female
Description: Copyright © 2004 JPMA - All Rights Reserved
RMID: 0020076638
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