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Key Determinants of Contraceptive Use Among Married Women in North-Eastern Region of Nigeria

Owoloko, Itohan and Oladosu, Muyiwa (2018) Key Determinants of Contraceptive Use Among Married Women in North-Eastern Region of Nigeria. In: Proceedings Of ICGET, 2018, Online.

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This paper examines the key determinants of contraceptive use in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. It employed 5309 sub-sample of married women representing the North-East region of Nigeria from the 2013 nationally representative Nigeria Demographic and Health survey. It employed logistics regression statistical techniques in the analysis. Results present direct and indirect effects of predictors of contraceptive use. Predictors that had direct effects on contraceptive use were; state of residence, wealth status, number of living children, and told about family planning (FP) from health facility, while those with indirect effects were; education, religion, type of employment, husband/partner’s education, heard about FP from TV last few months, and person who usually decides on household purchases, and person who decides on visit to family/relatives had joint direct effect (Nagelkerke R2, explained variation = 38%). The odds of contraceptive use varied significantly by state of residence, while the odds increased with; higher wealth status, among respondents told about FP at health facility, and decreased significantly among those who husbands/partner decides on respondent’s visit to family/relative. These findings are crucial to policy and programs geared to increase contraceptive use in the north-east region of Nigeria.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contraceptive Use; Family Planning; Socio-Demographic; Decision Making
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2022 14:05
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 14:05

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