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A decade of contraceptive use in Cameroon: influences of structural changes.

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A decade of contraceptive use in Cameroon: influences of structural changes.

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dc.contributor.author Pillai, Vijayan K.
dc.contributor.author Teboh, Consoler
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-02T20:35:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-02T20:35:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-22
dc.identifier.citation Published in Open Access Journal of Contraception. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0099-4537
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9688
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of social changes over the last two decades in Cameroon. The data for this study are from the 2004 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) (Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Cameroun [EDSC-III]), the third DHS carried out in Cameroon. The first one was in 1991. The 1991Cameroon DHS is a sample of 3871 women aged between 15 and 49 years. The EDSC-III was carried out from February to August 2004 and covered 10,462 households, 10,656 women aged 15–49 years, and 5280 men aged 15–59 years. Logistic regression was used to estimate the effects of proposed determinants of modern contraceptive use among a sample of respondents in the 1991 and 2004 DHSs. We found that respondents from both surveys with an education compared with women with no education were more likely to use modern contraception. The two decision-making-related variables, “discuss” and “husband OK with family planning”, had significant positive effects on modern contraceptive use in both surveys. A few variables such as age at marriage had a significant effect on modern contraceptive use among respondents in one of the two samples. The differences in the effects of the determinants in the proposed models on contraceptive use in the two samples were decomposed into processual, compositional, and interaction components as suggested by the cohort effect model made famous by the demographer Norman Ryder. The compositional changes during 1991 and 2004 contributed more toward an improvement in modern contraceptive use than the rest of the components. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Dove Press en_US
dc.subject modern contraceptive use en_US
dc.subject logistic regression en_US
dc.subject decomposition en_US
dc.subject structural influences en_US
dc.title A decade of contraceptive use in Cameroon: influences of structural changes. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OAJC.S12621 en_US
dc.identifier.externalLinkDescription The original publication is available at Article DOI. en_US

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