Sub-Saharan African Journal of Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 154--159

Uptake of family planning services among women of reproductive age in Edo North senatorial District, Edo State, Nigeria


Innocent Osi Alenoghena1, Essy Clementina Isah1, Alphonsus Rukewe Isara1, Soter Sunday Ameh2, Vincent Yakubu Adam1 
1 Department of Community Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, P. M. B. 1111, Benin City, Nigeria
2 Department of Community Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Innocent Osi Alenoghena
Department of Community Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, P. M. B. 1111, Benin City
Nigeria

Introduction: Inadequate provision of family planning and contraceptive services contributes immensely to the worldwide burden of maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Objectives: To assess the uptake of family planning services and its determinants among women of reproductive age group in Edo North Senatorial District, Edo State. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out. Respondents were selected using multi-stage sampling technique. Questionnaires and observational checklists were used for data collection. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 17. Results: A total of 340 respondents and 15 primary health care facilities were assessed in this study. Sixty percent of the respondents had at least secondary education. The choices of contraceptives were as oral contraceptive pills (OCP) (77.0%), condoms (75.8%), and injectables (56.2%). The predictors of uptake of contraceptives were as marital status (odds ratio [OR] =0.283, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.108, 0.746), monthly income (OR = 0.628, 95% CI: 0.491, 0.802), and respondents residence (OR = 0.504, 95% CI: 0.296, 0.859). Conclusion: Uptake of family planning services was higher than both the national and Edo State average values. The determinants of uptake of these services were, marital status, monthly income, and respondents«SQ» residence. The state and local government should increase the availability of family planning services in all the communities and create awareness among the single and unmarried women for improved uptake.


How to cite this article:
Alenoghena IO, Isah EC, Isara AR, Ameh SS, Adam VY. Uptake of family planning services among women of reproductive age in Edo North senatorial District, Edo State, Nigeria.Sub-Saharan Afr J Med 2015;2:154-159


How to cite this URL:
Alenoghena IO, Isah EC, Isara AR, Ameh SS, Adam VY. Uptake of family planning services among women of reproductive age in Edo North senatorial District, Edo State, Nigeria. Sub-Saharan Afr J Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];2:154-159
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