Determinats of Rural Household's Access to Information and Utilization of Family Planning Practices in Dire Dawa Administration

Determinats of Rural Household's Access to Information and Utilization of Family Planning Practices in Dire Dawa Administration

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Title: Determinats of Rural Household's Access to Information and Utilization of Family Planning Practices in Dire Dawa Administration
Author: Muluken Demissie
Abstract: In Ethiopia, especially in rural areas, a high fertility rate is a defining feature of rural household. This has potentially significant implications for women’s and children’s health and economic development problems. Family planning is considered as the main strategy of the national population policy that aims to decrease the population growth rate. However, anecdotal evidence shows that the use of family planning far below expected. To this end, this research was set out to assess determinants of rural household access and utilization of family planning in Dire Dawa Administration. The study employed multistage sampling technique to draw four kebeles out of 38 rural kebeles in the administration. Pre-tested and semi-structured interview guide were employed to gather primary data from 154 sample respondents and key informants respectively. Besides, the study gathered secondary data from Dire Dawa Health Bureau and Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia. Descriptive statistics such as mean, frequency and an econometric model (binary logit regression model) were employed to analyze the data. From the total family planning user’s sample 60% of the respondents were using injectables contraceptives, 20% were using Norplant/ implant, 16.7% were using pill, and 3.3% were using loop. The key finding of the study was that age of wife, educational status of the wife and husband, contact with health extension worker, radio access, fear of side effects to utilize family planning, attitude towards family planning and gender decision power significantly affected the utilization of family planning. To this end, future intervention by the Administration’s Bureau of Health need to consider such multitude of factors to bring desirable change in the use of family planning.
Description: 104p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2769
Date: 2012-06


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