Contextual influences on modern contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa
Stephenson, R., Clements, S., Baschieri, A., Hennink, M. and Nyovani, M. (2007) Contextual influences on modern contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Public Health (doi:10.2105/AJPH.2005.071522).
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Objectives. We examined the role of community-level factors in explaining geographic variations in modern contraceptive use in 6 African countries.
Methods. We analyzed Demographic and Health Survey and contextual data sources with multilevel modeling techniques to identify factors contributing to geographic variations in women’s use of modern contraceptives.
Results. We found significant associations between several community-level factors and reported use of modern contraceptive methods. We also identified several pathways of influence between the community and the individual.
Conclusions. Aspects of a community’s sociocultural and economic environment appear to influence a woman’s use of modern contraceptive methods.
|Keywords:||contraception, community health, global health, social science|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
|Date Deposited:||07 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||14 Apr 2014 09:30|
Explaining areal variations in reproductive health in east & west africa
Funded by: ESRC (R000239664)
1 April 2002 to 31 May 2004
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