Estimating unmet need for contraception by district within Ghana: an application of small-area estimation techniques


Amoako Johnson, Fiifi, Padmadas, Sabu S., Chandra, Hukum, Matthews, Zoe and Madise, Nyovani (2012) Estimating unmet need for contraception by district within Ghana: an application of small-area estimation techniques Population Studies, 66, (2), pp. 105-122. (doi:10.1080/00324728.2012.678585). (PMID:22553978).

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The importance of meeting the unmet need for contraception is nowhere more urgent than in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, where the fertility decline is stalling and total unmet need exceeds 30 per cent among married women. In Ghana, where fertility levels vary considerably, demographic information at sub-national level is essential for building effective family planning programmes. We used small-area estimation techniques, linking data from the 2003 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey to the 2000 Ghana Population and Housing Census, to derive district-level estimates of contraceptive use and unmet need for contraception. The results show considerable variation between districts in contraceptive use and unmet need. The prevalence of contraceptive use varies from 4.1 to 41.7 per cent, while that of the use of modern methods varies from 4.0 to 34.8 per cent. The findings identify districts where family planning programmes need to be strengthened

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/00324728.2012.678585
ISSNs: 0032-4728 (print)
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Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography
ePrint ID: 338901
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4 May 2012Published
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 13:14
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 17:08
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/338901

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