May 10, 2018

Weighted log-linear models for service delivery points in Ethiopia: a case of modern contraceptive users at health facilities

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Authors: Demeke Lakew Workie, Dereje Tesfaye Zike, Haile Mekonnen Fenta & Mulusew Admasu Mekonnen 

Journal: Reproductive Health, 15(78). May 2018

In Ethiopia, there is a high total fertility rate and unwanted pregnancy due to low contraceptive prevalence rate. This study aimed to investigate the major factors that affect the number of modern contraceptive users at service delivery point in Ethiopia. The weighted log-linear negative binomial model applied to analyze the PMA2020/Ethiopia data.

The 461 eligible service delivery points were in this study. Fifty percent of service delivery points in Ethiopia given service for 61 modern contraceptive users with the interquartile range of 0.62. Among different factors considered in this study, residence, region, facility type, the number of days per week family planning offered, the number of nurses/midwives and number of medical assistants were found to be associated factors for the number of modern contraceptive users in Ethiopia.

In conclusion, the Government of Ethiopia both regional and federal would take immediate steps to address the causes of the number of modern contraceptive users in Ethiopia.