Factors associated with unmet need for family planning in northern Uganda: a case study of West Nile and Acholi
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This dissertaation presents a theoretical model of demographic characteristics of respondents and the index of the high unmet need for family planning was determined/obtained. A sample of 1,790 men and women aged 15-49 years living in West Nile and Acholi was used. Secondary data was got from UDHS 2016 and analysis of data was done at univariate and bivariate levels using STATA version 14.chi square test of significance was used to establish the association between the outcome variables and the predictor variables. The factors associated with high unmet need for family planning were age group, wealth status, religion, occupation, educational level, residence, sex and knowledge of any method. The finding of the study revealed that occupation, wealth status, religion, residence, sex, knowledge of any method and educational level had a highly significant influence on high unmet need for family planning. The age group of men and women does not influence or determines the high unmet need for family planning in West Nile and Acholi. Specifically, the study establishes that there is an inverse relationship between the respondent’s age in West Nile and Acholi. These findings support the need for providing educational opportunities, creating awareness about contraception and effective counseling would increase modern contraceptive methods utilization. Since Modern contraceptive methods utilization was found.