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Variations in demographic correlates of contraceptive usage among married women in Nigeria (1999-2008)

Amoo, Emmanuel O. and Akanbi, M.A (2013) Variations in demographic correlates of contraceptive usage among married women in Nigeria (1999-2008). Scottish Journal of Arts, Social Sciences and Scientific Studies, 13 (2). pp. 186-189. ISSN ISSN 2047-1278

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Abstract

This study examined the variations in demographic correlates and patterns of contraceptive usage among married women in Nigeria. The data used were the Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys (NDHS) data set series for 1999, 2003 and 2008. Overall, 34,919 women in age group 15-49 years were covered in the ratio of 17:15:69 across the three data set respectively. The data sets were merged into a single file and analyzed using a combination of univariate and multivariate analytical techniques. The findings reflect, among others, a progressive increase in contraceptives usage from 1999 to 2008. The study confirmed among others that educational attainment, usual place of residence and age are universal determinants of contraceptive use while desired number of children could be intermediated with other factors to influence contraceptive use among women of child bearing age in Nigeria. The study recommends further campaign towards increasing usage of contraceptives in order to stem the growth rate of children ever born.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Emmanuel O. Amoo
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 13:16
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 13:16
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3997

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