Disagreement in Spousal Reports of Current Contraceptive Use in Sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Becker, Stan
dc.contributor.author Hossain, Mian Bazle
dc.contributor.author Thomson, Elizabeth
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dc.date.issued 1998-12
dc.identifier.citation J Biosoc Sci. 2006 Nov;38(6):779-96 en
dc.identifier.uri http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/974
dc.description.abstract Contraceptive prevalence is a key variable estimated from Demographic and Health Surveys. But the prevalence estimated from reports of husbands differs widely from that estimated for wives. In this research, using data from six Demographic and Health Surveys of sub-Saharan Africa, reports from spouses in monogamous couples with no other reported sex partners in the recent period are examined. Agreement ranged from 47% to 82%, but among couples in which one or both reported use, the 'both' category represented less than half in all nations except Zimbabwe. Husbands generally had higher reports of condoms, periodic abstinence and pills but fewer reports of the IUD, injections and female sterilization. Either discussion of family planning with the spouse and/or higher socioeconomic status was associated with agreement in most of the surveys. Ambiguities in the survey question regarding current use need to be reduced, perhaps with an added probe question for non-permanent methods. en
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dc.publisher Hopkins Population Center en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Hopkins Population Center Papers on Population en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP98-07 en
dc.subject THEORETICAL STUDIES en
dc.subject CONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE SURVEYS en
dc.subject VALIDITY en
dc.subject RELIABILITY en
dc.title Disagreement in Spousal Reports of Current Contraceptive Use in Sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Working Paper en

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