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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PREVALENCE OF CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IN RWANDA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY USING DEMOGRAPHIC AND HEALTH SURVEY RWANDA, 2010.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

Background: The Rwandan government has set family planning (FP) as one of the goals and strategies to improve the health of the population. However, unmet needs for modern contraceptive methods are still a problem, as is the variance of modern contraceptive use among the five regions of Rwanda.  

Aim: This study aimed at assessing key factors that contribute to the variance of modern contraceptive use between five regions of Rwanda.

Methods: This study was a secondary analysis of the Rwanda Demographic health survey, 2010. A total of 492 clusters (urban/rural), composed by 12,792 households were selected in the survey; 13,790 women of reproductive age were systematically selected from selected households and interviewed about maternal and reproductive health issues. 6834 married women or living with their partners at the time of the survey were selected for this study.

Results: Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of women, access to family planning (FP) information and women’s empowerment were associated with the variance of modern contraceptive use between the regions. Women’s empowerment was positively associated with modern contraceptive use in all regions. Access to information was associated with modern contraceptive use in all regions except in the North region (AOR: 1.24, 95%CI: O.8- 1.92).

Conclusion: This study highlights that the variance of modern contraceptive use was associated to the way in which FP factors are associated with modern contraceptive use vary between regions and how different FP factors occur among regions. Further researches are needed to investigate potential factors on supply side that influence such variance.

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2016. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Modern contraceptive methods, family planning, factors, women of reproductive age, Rwanda, DHS, cross-sectional study
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296474OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296474DiVA: diva2:938518
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Public Health
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Master Programme in International Health
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2016-05-30, Uppsala Sweden, 02:28 (English)
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Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-17 Last updated: 2016-07-01Bibliographically approved

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