|Title||Education and traditional contraceptive use: An analysis of nine countries using demographic and health survey data|
|Publisher||The University Center for International Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
This paper uses Demographic and Health Survey (DHS I) data to investigate the influence of education upon use of traditional contraceptive methods.
Traditional methods include periodic abstinence (rhythm), withdrawal, and country-specific folk methods. Bivariate analysis shows that as education
increases, so does the use of traditional contraception in all nine countries. However, controlling for contraceptive use by eliminating non-users from the analysis reveals differences in the relationship between education level and the use of traditional contraception. In only four countries did the use of traditional contraception increase over education level. Multivariate logistic regression was employed separately for each country to identify the contributions of additional variables to the use of traditional methods. The results showed that education significantly contributed to the use of traditional contraception in only two of the nine countries. Age, rural residence, and wanting another child were significant in many of the countries examined. These results suggest that education does not affect traditional method use among women contracepting when controlling for other factors.
|»||Bolivia - Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud 1989|
|»||Colombia - Encuesta Nacional de Prevalencia del Uso de Anticonceptivos y Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud 1986|
|»||Indonesia - National Contraceptive Prevalence Survey 1987|
|»||Kenya - Demographic and Health Survey 1988-1989|
|»||Morocco - Enquête Nationale sur la Planification Familiale, la Fécondité et la Santé de la Population 1987|
|»||Peru - Encuesta Demografiga y de Salud Familiar 1986|
|»||Sri Lanka - Demographic and Health Survey 1987|
|»||Thailand - Demographic and Health Survey 1987|
|»||Tunisia - Enquête Démographique et de Santé 1988|