Effect of female education on contraceptive use in a selected costal area of Bangladesh
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Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), Bandarban, Bangladesh
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1641
The present study was conducted on female education in a selected costal area of Bangladesh that affected positively to contraceptive use. A descriptive type of cross sectional study was carried out among the total of 361 samples for selective purposive according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. In study area, majority of the females (77.3%) were in the age group of 18-30, followed by 13.3% in the age group 31-40 years, around 1.9% were less than 18 years and 7.5% above 40 years. Among them, the education level were 45.2% (primary), 42.9% (can signature only), 5.8% (secondary), 1.1% (higher secondary) and 5% (illiterate). Educational qualification their husbands were maximum (47.6%) can sign only followed by 39.3% primary level, 5.3% secondary level, 2.2% Bachelor, 0.6% higher secondary level, 0.3% master level and 4.7% illiterate. The occupation of the studied women revealed that maximum respondents were housewives (85.9%) and rest of them 6.9%, 1.9%, 1.1%, 3.3% were involved at fishing, business, service holders, household workers and other job/work, respectively. Family member (1-4) noticed in 49.3% family and more than 8 family members recorded 5% family. The 93.10% respondents could make decision on family planning method. The respondents (83.4%) got information about contraceptives from neighbors. Among the respondent contraceptive use was the highest (96.3%) at the age group ‘Above 40 years’ and the lowest among the age group ‘Below 18 years’.  Chi-square test revealed that there was significant relationship between age of the respondent and contraceptive use (c²=14.852, p0.05).
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