Determinants of contraceptive use among women of reproductive age in Eastern Uganda
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The study set out to establish the determinants of contraceptives use among women in Eastern Uganda. The study used data from the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey. Only data from the Eastern region was considered and it comprised of 5,039 women aged 15-49 years. Analysis was done at three levels that is univariate, bivariate and multivariate. The findings showed that there was a significant association between selected background factors age, wealth status, knowledge of any method, marital status, place of residence and desire for children with contraceptives use among women in the Eastern region. On the other hand, results showed that religion and education level had no significant association with contraceptives use, and from multivariate analysis age, marital status and education level were found to be determinates of contraceptive use among women in Eastern region. Thus, there is need for more emphasis on women empowerment programmes in order to increase the use of contraceptives among women in the Eastern region. More so, the researcher recommends that there is need to integrate economic empowerment aspects in family planning programs in Uganda especially targeting women from poor wealth households since wealth status is significantly associated with contraceptive use.