September 13, 2021

Heterogeneity of Modern Contraceptive Use among Urban Slum and Nonslum Women in Kinshasa, DR Congo: Cross-Sectional Analysis

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Urban populations have been increasing at an alarming rate, with faster growth in urban slums than that in nonslums over the past few decades. PMA examines the association between slum residence and the prevalence of contraceptive use among women of reproductive age, and assess if the effect was modified by household wealth. PMA conducted cross-sectional analysis comprising 1932 women in slums and 632 women in nonslums. The study findings suggested heterogeneity in  modern contraceptive use in Kinshasa, with a surprisingly higher contraceptive prevalence in slums.