Discordance in Couples Reporting of Use of Modern Method of Contraception in Nigeria, Zambia, and Uganda: Evidence from DHS
Akanni I. Akinyemi, Obafemi Awolowo University
Sunday T. Omoyeni, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Lanre Ikuteyijo, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
This article utilized datasets from three sub-Saharan African countries-Nigeria, Zambia and Uganda to examine patterns and factors associated with discordance in reporting of current use of modern family planning methods. Results showed that among 8,731 couples in Nigeria, 88% and 8 percent of husbands, compared with 88% and 9% of wives reported no-use and current-use of modern method of family planning respectively, while 12.4% showed disagreement. In Uganda among 1,223 couples, 75% and 19% of husbands, compared with 77% and 18% of wives reported no-use and current-use of modern method of family planning respectively, while 17.9% showed disagreement. In Zambia among 3129 couples, 61% and 32% of husbands, compared with 57% and 35% of wives reported no-use and current -use of modern method of family planning respectively while 23.5% showed disagreement. The article further examined factors predicting disagreements among couples using logistic regression models and Kappa statistics.
Presented in Poster Session 2