Determinants of family planning use in Karamoja region
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The main objective of the study aimed at examining the determinants of family planning use in Karamoja region. Other specific objectives of the study put emphasis on demographic characteristics of the respondents as the independent variables and family planning use as the dependent variable. The study focused on establishing the relationship between demographic characteristics and family planning use. The data were collected through questionnaires among a random sample of women of reproductive age in Karamoja region and were analyzed using logistic regression analysis. From the research, it was revealed that women with junior/ post primary tertiary education had increased odds of family planning use compared to those with primary education (p<.05) and also women with the age of 15-24 (44.98%) years use family planning services compared to other age groups. Basing on findings of the study, it is recommended that emphasis be put on improving education in the region if the government is to achieve its goal of increasing family planning uptake in the country. We also recommend that the stakeholders should work hand in hand with the people to solve the different factors that hinder family planning use. This can also be done through government efforts to improve literacy among the people especially by investing heavily in promoting education in the country.