Utilization of Family Planning Contraceptives Among Women in the Coastal Area of South Buru District, Maluku, 2017

Christiana Rialine Titaley, Ninik Sallatalohy

Abstract


Maluku Province is among the province of Indonesia with a Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) lower than the national average. This study aims to examine the factors associated with the utilization of family planning contraceptives among women of reproductive age living in the coastal area of South Buru District, Maluku, Indonesia. Data were derived from a household health survey conducted in five subdistricts of South Buru, e.g. Namrole, Leksula, Waesama, Kapala Madan and Ambalau on November 2017 by the Faculty of Medicine, Pattimura University in Ambon. Information about family planning use were collected from 390 married women aged 20 - 49 years. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis were employed to examine the factors associated with utilization of family planning contraceptives. This study found a low rate of utilization of family planning contraceptives (38.5%) . The odds of utilization modern contraceptive significantly reduced among women living in Ambalau and Leksula Subdistricts, aged 41 - 49 years, those intending to have more children, and with a low level of knowledge about family planning contraceptive methods.

Keywords


Contraceptives, family planning, coastal areas

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21109/kesmas.v15i1.2542

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