Epidemiological Correlates of Use of Contraceptives Methods and Appraisal of Health Education on Status of Knowledge and Practices among Married WomanJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2014-02-05
Authors : Shabana Anjum; P.M. Durgawale; Mahadeo Shinde;
Page : 203-210
Keywords : Epidemiological Correlates; Contraceptives Methods; Health Education;
The study aimed to epidemiological correlates of use of contraceptives methods and appraisal of health education on status of knowledge and practices among married women. Longitudinal/ cohart interventional design was used in randomly selected population. The one group pre-test post-test used to appraisal of health education on status of knowledge and practices among 1200 married womenat Jabalpur city. RESULTS -majority 510 (42.5 %) of sample were from the age group of 28-37 years, 776 (64.7 %) were had age at marriage was18-25 most of them were having more than one child (multipara) 645 (53.8 %) and more than half of them were housewife 635 (52.9 %), among them maximum had high school education 285 (23.8 %). majority of women knew about female sterilization 1123 (93.6 %) followed by the chemical method (oral pills) 864 (72 %) and mechanical method of family planning (loop and condoms) 579 (48.3 %). After the health education married women knowledge was improved to 100 % about female sterilization followed by condom 99 %, skin implants 86 %, oral pills 85 % and emergency contraceptives 85 %. Out of 1200 married women of Jabalpur city currently were using one or other method of contraception, most of them were used oral pills 521 (43.4 %). Most 86 % of married women had misconception should not use contraceptive method followed by it causes large weight gain. Sociodemographic variable were significantly associated with existing knowledge level of married women specially age at marriage, age at first child, , occupation, , income, education were highly significant.
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