Classical and Bayesian regression analysis of correlates of modern contraceptive methods usage and preference

Habtamu Gebreselassie, Haramaya University

Despite widespread adoption of family planning in the developing world contraceptive use is still very low in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia and in other regions. The general objective of this study was identifying the socioeconomic factors of modern contraceptive methods usage and preference among married women of reproductive ages (15-49 years old). From a total 990 sampled married women about 57.9% (573) were modern contraception methods users. Out of these 573 modern contraceptive users, 426(74.3%) were long term methods users, like injectables, implant and intrauterine devices. The Bayesian logistic regression and classical logistic regression analysis results revealed that age of the respondent, number of children, education level, occupation, monthly income, family planning field workers visit, frequency of following radio program, source of information, experience on modern contraceptive use , desire for more child, experience on modern contraceptive use and husband's encouragement had statistically significant impact on modern contraceptive usage.

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Presented in Poster Session 4