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Title: Assessment of Factors Influencing the Utilization of modern Contraceptive Methods among Women in the Reproductive Age Group in Angolela and Tera District, North Shewa Administrative Zone, Amhara National Regional State.
Authors: Fasil, Haile Georgis (M.D.)
Advisors: Dr. Damen H/Mariam
Copyright: 2006
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Background - Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa where only less than 23% of women in the reproductive age group are currently using modern contraception. The objective of this study was to assess factors influencing the utilization of modern contraception among women in the reproductive age group in Angolela and Tera District of the North Shewa Administrative Zone in the Amhara National Regional State which is located 110 kms north of Addis Ababa. Design and Methods - This study was an institution based un-matched case-control study in which four health facilities were selected from the existing six health facilities in the district using the lottery method. The target population was women in the reproductive age group (15-49 years). Two hundred and eighty five registered modern contraceptive users (cases) from the selected four health facilities and the same number of women not using modern contraception (controls), visiting the same health facilities for reasons other than family planning service were taken by simple random sampling. Data analysis was done using chi-square test and logistic regression analysis. Results - Among the variables analyzed, respondents’ age, marital status and average monthly income were the socio - economic and demographic variables that showed significant difference between the two study groups (p<0.05). Similarly, some sociopsychological and attitudinal questions like "modern contraception use helps a mother regain her strength before the next pregnancy"," modern contraception decreases sexual satisfaction"," Interspousal communication" and the sources of information about the various methods of contraception have revealed significant difference between the two study groups (p<0.05). On the other hand reproductive factors like history of still birth and abortion did not show statistically significant difference between the two study groups (p>0.05). Conclusions - It is concluded from this study that modern contraceptive utilization is vii associated with some socio-economic, socio-demographic and socio-psychological factors like age, marital status, average family monthly income and, spousal communication. It is also associated with different sources of information like mass media and Health institutions. Recommendations - Based on the findings of the study it is recommended to enhance planned IEC using mass media and health institutions and to improve household economic activities through the use of micro - finance institutions and rural banks.
Description: Thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of the Addis Ababa University as partial fulfillment for the requirements of Masters Degree of Public Health (MPH)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/790
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