Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Page: 49-59
Modern Contraceptive Utilization and Its Associated Factors Among Women Beggars in Bahir Dar Town, North West Ethiopia
Addisu Engdaw, Addis Ababa Health Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Received: Apr. 5, 2020;       Accepted: Jun. 1, 2020;       Published: Jul. 4, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20200804.11      View  196      Downloads  133
In Ethiopia the health extension packages as Ethiopia’s Health Extension Programs primarily targets to address maternal and child health problems specifically in addressing family planning services at household level. However women living on street, around churches and mosques living by begging cannot be addressed by health extension packages, only those beggars who have rented houses can be addressed by health extension packages, though modern contraceptive use among women beggars is scarce and not well known in the study area. This study aims to assess modern contraceptive utilization and associated factors among women beggars in Bahir Dar town, North Western Ethiopia. A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted in March 2019 from Bahir Dar town, Northwestern Ethiopia on 238 women beggars using consecutive sampling technique with an interviewer administered structured questionnaire. Data was entered in to Epi-Info version 7 then, exported to SPSS version 23 for cleaning and analysis. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to determine the association between different factors and modern contraceptive service utilization. Those variables which had significant association with modern contraceptive service utilization were entered to multivariable logistic regression analysis. Finally odds ratio with 95% confidence intervals were used to identify the independent predictors of modern contraceptive utilization by women beggars. One hundred fifteen (48.9%) have ever used and seventy three (31.1%) with (95%CI=25.1-37.4%) were currently using modern contraceptives, 44 (60.3%) use injectable followed by implant 11 (15.1%). Being married (AOR=4.850 & 95%CI 2.285-6.971), being educated (AOR=5.771 & 95%CI 3.173-6.564), currently living in a rented house (AOR=2.155 & 95%CI 1.523-3.623), having a history of sexual assault/rape (AOR=3.846 & 95%CI 2.133-5.448) and having discussion with a HEW (AOR=3.173 95%CI 2.154-3.889) were more likely to be modern contraception users than their counter parts. The current contraceptive use among women beggars in Bahir Dar town Northwestern Ethiopia is lower considering the natures of their life styles and living conditions though working by including them in urban health extension program by targeting the identified factors is more helpful.
Women Beggars, Modern Contraceptive Utilization, Bahir Dar, Northwestern Ethiopia
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Addisu Engdaw, Modern Contraceptive Utilization and Its Associated Factors Among Women Beggars in Bahir Dar Town, North West Ethiopia, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 49-59. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20200804.11
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