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Title: A GEOGRAPHIC STUDY OF FACTORS AFFECTING AN ADOPTION OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES: THE CASE OF SODDO ZURIA WOREDA, SNNPRS, ETHIOPIA
Authors: SIMEON, EMANE
Advisors: Dr Bekure W/Semait
Copyright: 2002
Date Added: 19-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This community based cross-sectional study on factors determining modern contraceptive acceptance by currently married women in age bracket (15-49) was conducted in Sodo Zuria Woreda in SNNPR Wolaita Zone. The method of data collection was using pre-tested questionnaires administered to randomly selected women by trained interviewers at the homes of respondents. A semi-structured questionnaire was also administered to four health personnel currently engaged in FP services in four government health organization and one NGO that provide FP service to the community. This was done to assess the quality of FP service in the woreda. A total of 396 currently married women in ages (15-49) were interviewed. Mean ideal number of children desired was very large (9.7); when ‘God Knows’ answers was taken as 8 children on average. It significantly varied across educational, religious; and residential background of the respondents. More than 80% of the study population have Knowledge to modern contraceptives and above 76% also have a positive attitude to wards modern contraceptives. Among the Sample population 46.2% were using modern contraceptives at the time of the interview. From these 92% were spacers, and 8% used it because they wanted no more children. A number of socioeconomic and geographic factors, which have been assumed to have an influence on ideal family size preference, knowledge to modern contraceptives, discussion to use modern contraceptives, modern contraceptives ever and current use and future intention to use modern contraceptives were studied. Ideal family size preference significantly varied with variation in literacy level, religion, and residence. Discussion to use modern contraceptives only significantly associated with literacy. That is, the literates are more likely to discuss to use modern contraceptives than their counterparts. modern contraceptives ever and current use are significantly associated with literacy, residence, and NGO-intervention. In all levels of FP adoption (Knowledge to modern contraceptives, discussion to use modern contraceptives, contraceptive ever and current use, and intention to use modern contraceptives) the strongest association was observed with literacy level of the respondents.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES, ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN GEOGRAPHY
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/579
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