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Contraceptive use by women in Accra, Ghana: results from the 2003 Accra Women's Health Survey

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The study was to determine the predictors of use of modern contraception among women in Accra, Ghana. Data were collected by trained interviewers using questionnaires. Complete data for 2199 women were analysed using Stata 8.2. The study showed that educational status was the most significant predictor of contraceptive use. Women with no formal education had a 48% reduction in the odds of having ever used contraception and a 66% reduction in the odds of currently using contraception. Regular use of health facilities did not affect contraceptive use. Female education should continue to be a priority of the Ghanaian government. Education about family planning and the effects of having large families should be integrated into the school curriculum. Ghanaian health workers need to be active in promoting the use of modern contraceptive methods.

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Adanu, Richard M.K., Seffah, Joseph D., Hill, Allan G., Darko, Rudolph, Duda, Rosemary B. and Anarfi, John K. (2009) Contraceptive use by women in Accra, Ghana: results from the 2003 Accra Women's Health Survey African Journal of Reproductive Health, 13, (1), pp. 123-133. (PMID:20687270).

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Published date: March 2009
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 340403
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340403
ISSN: 1118-4841
PURE UUID: b35ebd73-9003-4b37-be70-4b60a20cb895

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Date deposited: 20 Jun 2012 16:30
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:44

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Author: Richard M.K. Adanu
Author: Joseph D. Seffah
Author: Allan G. Hill
Author: Rudolph Darko
Author: Rosemary B. Duda
Author: John K. Anarfi

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