Explaining areal variations in contraceptive use in East Africa

Clements, Steve, Baschieri, Angela, Hennink, Monique, Madise, Nyovani and Stephenson, Rob (2004) Explaining areal variations in contraceptive use in East Africa. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 22pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, A04/01).


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Preliminary research findings are presented for the determinants of the use of modern contraception in three East African countries (Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania) and the importance of these determinants in accounting for the areal variation in contraceptive use. This study analyses Demographic and Health Surveys data for each country using multilevel logistic regression models. The findings show that there are similarities in the factors associated with modern contraceptive use in each country. The individual / household factors do account for some areal variation in contraceptive use, but significant variation remains. There is evidence that this unexplained variation is accounted for by unobserved contextual factors.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 8153
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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:11
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/8153

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