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Family Planning Among Mothers at Alhaj Yousif Administration Unit- East Nile Locality -Khartoum State

Family Planning Among Mothers at Alhaj Yousif Administration Unit- East Nile Locality -Khartoum State

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Title: Family Planning Among Mothers at Alhaj Yousif Administration Unit- East Nile Locality -Khartoum State
Author: Ali, Walaa Mohammed Osman Mohammed
Abstract: Background: Family planning is sometimes used as a synonym for the use of birth control. Family planning could prevent as many as one in every three maternal deaths by allowing women to delay motherhood and allow space births.According to Sudan Household Health Survey, Millennium Development Goals indicators 2006, the contraceptive prevalence rate was 7.6% and the unmet need for family planning was 5.7%. In 2010 the contraceptive prevalence rate was 9% and the unmet need for family planning was 25.9%.A descriptive cross-sectional community based study was conducted in Alhaj Yousif Administrative Unit- East Nile locality -2015 to study family planning among mothers. Methods: Asample size of 381 mothers was determined using statistical formula, data were collected using prepared and pre-tested questionnaire and then analyzed using (SPSS) version 16 and the association between different variables was checked using chi-square test at 0.05 level of significance. Results:The prevalence rate of family planning methods among mothers was 71.8%. A large group of mothers ( 54%) of mothers used hormonal methods.The majority of mothers (95%) knew about the family planning. The majority of mothers (88%) mentioned the reasons behind positive attitude towards family planning methods that it promotes the mother and the baby health together. There was a statistical association between the education level of mothers, their ages, income and knowledge, attitude and practice towards the family planning (p = 0.0001) for each. Conclusion: The study revealed a high knowledge, attitude and practice among mothers with respect to family planning. So the study recommended that: health education for mothers to sustain and promote the knowledge and attitude and practicing of family planning among them.
Description: 159 page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/23306


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