Contraceptive use

implication for completed fertility, parity progression and maternal nutritional status in Nigeria.

Stephen A. Adebowale, Francis A. Fagbamigbe, Elijah A. Bamgboye

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Abstract

The study identified socio-demographic factors influencing contraceptive use while using nutritional status, completed fertility and parity progression as key variables. NDHS, 2008 dataset on married women aged 45-49 was used. Chi-square, ordinary linear and logistic regression models were used for the analysis. The mean age of the women and CEB were 46.8 +/- 1.5 years and 6.9 +/- 3.1 respectively. About 26.0% of the women ever used contraception, while 9.0% of the women were underweight. Parity progression from parity 0 to 4 was consistently higher among never-users than women who ever used contraception. The tempo changes for all parities above four as ever-users now progress at lower rate during these periods. The completed fertility and the risk of undernourishment were significantly higher among never users of contraception than ever users. The level of risk persists even when the potential confounding variables were used as control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-67
Number of pages8
JournalAfrican journal of reproductive health
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011

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Nigeria
Contraceptive Agents
Parity
Nutritional Status
Fertility
Mothers
Contraception
Logistic Models
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
Thinness
Linear Models
Demography

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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