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Title: Prevalence and Determinants of Contraceptive Use in Rural Northeastern Nigeria: Results of a Mixed Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment
Authors: Kana, Musa Abubakar
Tagurum, Yetunde O.
Hassan, Zuwaira I.
Afolanranmi, Tolulope O.
Ogbeyi, Gabriel Ofikwu
Difa, Joshua Abubakar
Amede, Peter
Chirdan, Olubunmi O.
Keywords: mixed methods
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Annals of Nigerian Medicine
Citation: Kana MA, Tagurum YO, Hassan ZI, Afolanranmi TO, Ogbeyi GO, Difa JA, et al. Prevalence and determinants of contraceptive use in rural Northeastern Nigeria: Results of a mixed qualitative and quantitative assessment. Ann Nigerian Med 2016;10:3-10.
Series/Report no.: Vol. 10;No. 1; Pp 3-10
Abstract: Background: Family planning is an effective intervention for promoting maternal health, but its acceptability and utilization are impeded by many factors in Northern Nigeria. This study aims to assess the prevalence and identify determinants of contraceptive use in a rural setting. Methods: A mixed method cross‑sectional descriptive study was conducted in Gumau, a rural community of Bauchi State, Northeastern Nigeria. Quantitative data were collected using an interviewer‑administered questionnaire while the qualitative data were collected using focus group discussions with selected women and their husbands, and key informant interviews with family planning service providers. Results: Family planning commodities were regularly available in the community and the prevalence of current contraceptive use was 26%. The main determinants included age <35 years (odds ratio [OR] = 3.0; confidence interval [CI] = 1.0–8.9; P = 0.028), Christian religious affiliation (OR = 2.4; CI = 1.1–4.9; P = 0.025), and spousal support (OR = 55.1; CI = 16.0–189.8; P = 0.000). The qualitative data also reinforced the crucial role of sociocultural factors, especially men in decision‑making and contraceptive uptake. Conclusion: Sociodemographic factors, especially spousal support is a key determinant of contraceptive use that should be considered in the design of acceptable family planning intervention.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1891
ISSN: 2230-9721
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