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Title: Knowledge and practice of family planning among women of reproductive age group in Awutu Senya East Municipality in the Central region of Ghana
Authors: Asamoah, William
Addo- Yobo, Felix
Keywords: Family planning
Awutu Senya East Municipality
Central region
Issue Date: 22-Oct-2020
Abstract: Introduction:The effective use of contraceptive methods in the population would help reduce significantly unwanted pregnancy rates, maternal, perinatal and infant mortality rate, unsafe abortion, adolescent pregnancy rate and control population growth. This can be achieved when people have much knowledge and practice of family planning. Objective: The study was conducted to assess the knowledge and practice of current family planning among women in their reproductive age in the Awutu Senya East Municipality. Methods:The study was community-based quantitative cross-sectional study. A multistage sampling method was used to select 316 women in various groups of the municipality using cluster sampling technique. A structured administered questionnaire was used as the data collection tool. SPSS software version 23 was used to analyze the data collected. Univariate analysis was used to describe the variables. Bivariate analysis using Chi-square was performed to test the associations between independent variables and knowledge and practice. Multivariate binary logistic regression analysis was used to determine factors associated with knowledge and practice of family planning. Results:The results show that the proportion of women with adequate knowledge on family planning was 88.6%. The proportion that practice was 67.4%. Educational level (AOR= 1.23; 95% CI=1.03-6.43), marrital status (AOR= 3.21; 95% CI=1.56- 3.78), number of children (AOR= 2.17; 95% CI=1.32-8.54) were the demographic factors found to be significantly associated with family planning knowledge.Marrital status and number of children also significantly influenced practice.There was however a strong positive correlation between knowledge score and practice score with correlation coefficient of 0.692. Conclusion: This study has revealed that the proportion of women who currently use contraceptive is good. Knowledge level on family planning was very high and knowledge correlates positively into practice as a strong positive correlation was observed between knowledeg and practice.
Description: This dissertation is submitted to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements of Master of Science degree in Environment and Public Health, 2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13161
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