A Quantitative Survey on the knowledge and use of Contraceptive among women in Delta State, Nigeria

Authors

  • Aronu, C. O
  • Oti, E. U
  • Oguagbaka, S. K
  • Okoh, L. M

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2018.32746

Keywords:

Age, Contraceptives, Demographic variables, Marital Status, Misclassification.

Abstract

This study examines the knowledge and use of contraceptive amongst women in Oghara, Delta, State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study include: to determine the demographic variables that impact on the knowledge and usage of Contraceptive among women, to identify the medium adopted to acquire knowledge of Contraceptive among women,and to ascertain the Contraceptive method used by women. The source of data for the study was the primary source of data collection with the aid of a questionnaire administered to the target population. The statistical tools used in this study were the Logistic regression analysis and Descriptive Statistics. The findings of the study for the descriptive analysis of the demographic responses showed that majority of the respondents were aged 30-34 while the majority of the respondents were married, the majority of the respondents had secondary education. It was found that the overall misclassification rate of knowledge of contraceptive among the respondents was 38.2% while the overall misclassification on use of contraceptive was 17.3% which implies that the response from the respondents on knowledge and use of contraceptive were reliable. Also, findings showed that demographic variables such as Age of respondents and response on the desired number of children contributed significantly to the status of knowledge of contraceptive amongst women. Further findings revealed that demographic variables such as Marital Status of respondents, Religion, and the highest level of education contributed significantly to the status of use of contraceptives amongst women.

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2018-06-05 — Updated on 2018-06-05

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Aronu, C. O, Oti, E. U, Oguagbaka, S. K, & Okoh, L. M. (2018). A Quantitative Survey on the knowledge and use of Contraceptive among women in Delta State, Nigeria. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 4(6`), 58–67. https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2018.32746