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Type Journal Article - Journal of University Medical & Dental College
Title Demographic socio-economic characteristics of women and contraceptive use in Pakistan
Author(s)
Volume 6
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 47-54
URL https://jumdc.tuf.edu.pk/articles/volume-6-2/(47 - 54) JUMDC-0141.pdf
Abstract
OBJECTIVE:
To explore the trend of different contraceptive methods at different reproductive age
groups for ever married women as well as highlighting the demographic and socioeconomic
characteristics that significantly influence in the selection of contraception.
METHODS:
Three consecutive Pakistan demographic health survey (PDHS) surveys 1990-91, 2006-07 and
2012-03 data sets have been used for descriptive and PDHS 2012-03 for multinomial
logistic regression analysis.
RESULTS:
Under descriptive analysis, a decline in non-user, traditional and folkloric contraceptive
methods while 26.58% increment in modern contraception in PDHS 2012-13 as compared
to PDHS 2006-07. The factors significantly affecting in contraception choice by
incorporating the multinomial logistic regression are as the level of female education
increased the traditional and modern contraceptive use also increased, being the urban
37% more likely to use modern contraceptive methods, while Sindh and Baluchistan have
less likely to use modern contraceptive as compared to Punjab, the family with no child
not use any method. A positive association between wealth index and contraception,
having no access to radio, television and newspaper made the respondent about 39% less
likely to select the modern contraceptive methods and not visited by family planning
worker in last 12 months minimized the likelihood to use contraceptive methods.
CONCLUSION:
Women education, location and geographical area of residence, wealth index, media
access, visited by family planning worker, number of living children, desire for more
children are the factors that significantly influence the contraceptive use. While the level
of modern contraception has raised in 2012-13 as compared to 1990-91 and 2006-07 in
Pakistan.

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