Contraceptive use among women of reproductive age in Eastern Uganda
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The study aimed at finding the factors affecting contraceptive use among women in Eastern Uganda. The study used secondary data extracted from UDHS, 2016 women data set. A sample of 5039 women from eastern Uganda in their reproductive age group. Data was presented in form of univariate analysis, bivariate analysis and multivariate analysis using STATA15 computer software. The results indicated that 61% of the respondents wanted children within 2 years, 48% of the respondents were poor, 36% were Anglicans, 87% of the respondents were from rural areas, 65% of the respondents had attained primary education, 34% of the respondents were married, 26% of the respondents were in the age group 15-19, 78% of the respondents were working and 81% of the respondents there age at first sex was 13+. From bivariate analysis, there was association between desire for more children, wealth index, place of residence, marital status, age, occupation and age at first sex with contraceptive use among women in Eastern Uganda and from multivariate analysis, results indicated that rich and middle income women were more likely to use contraceptive compared to the poor women. There is need to emphasize sexual education in schools, re-strengthen contraceptive subsidization, promoting of girl child education, promoting contraceptive awareness,role of men in family planning should not be underestimated and there is need to recruit, train and equip staff to offer family planning services especially in rural areas.