The Effect of Family Planning Use on Household Economy at Arbaminch Town, Gamo Goffa Zone, Southern Ethiopia
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 470-475
Received: Sep. 5, 2016; Accepted: Sep. 21, 2016; Published: Oct. 25, 2016
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Amsale Tekle Ergano, Institute of Public Management and Development Studies, Department of Economics, Ethiopian Civil Service University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Girma Azene, Department of Economics, Tulane University Technical Assistant Project-Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mesfin Mamo, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Arbaminch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Family planning (F/P) is a health measure which is regarded as cost –effective in the developing world. There is lack of empirical evidence that showed the effect of family planning use on the household’s economy in Ethiopia and particularly in the study area. Thus, this study was conducted with the objective of investigating the effect of family planning use on the household economy in Arbaminch town. A cross-sectional study with both quantitative and qualitative approach was employed among a sample of 368 women using F/P during the month of March 2013. A probability sampling technique was used to select the respondents. A pre-tested interviewer administered structured questionnaire and an interview guide was used to collect data on the effect of family planning use. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16. Descriptive statistics, chi square test and binary logistic regressions were applied. Three hundred sixty eight women were included in this study making a response rate of 100%. Of all the respondents, the proportion of women who observed and reported the overall increase on household income attributed to the use of F/P was only 41.8%. The type of family planning method, the total number of children, the frequency of hospitalization and the reason for using family planning were some of the potential predictors of household income. Majority of clients had actually observed the effect of family planning in reducing their own fertility/family size. The long acting type of family planning method was identified as a factor affecting the overall household income. A strategy has to be designed to reach women who had less awareness about the effect of family planning in improving household economy. Policy makers and program planners should give due emphasis to the way how the coverage and utilization of long term family planning methods can be improved.
Keywords
Type of F/Puse, Household Economy (Income), Binary Logistic Regression
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Amsale Tekle Ergano, Girma Azene, Mesfin Mamo, The Effect of Family Planning Use on Household Economy at Arbaminch Town, Gamo Goffa Zone, Southern Ethiopia, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2016, pp. 470-475. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160406.19
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