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dc.contributor.authorBecker, Stan
dc.contributor.authorHossain, Mian Bazle
dc.contributor.authorThomson, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-04T15:58:44Z
dc.date.available2006-12-04T15:58:44Z
dc.date.issued1998-12
dc.identifier.citationJ Biosoc Sci. 2006 Nov;38(6):779-96en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/974
dc.description.abstractContraceptive 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_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherHopkins Population Centeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHopkins Population Center Papers on Populationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP98-07en_US
dc.subjectTHEORETICAL STUDIESen_US
dc.subjectCONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE SURVEYSen_US
dc.subjectVALIDITYen_US
dc.subjectRELIABILITYen_US
dc.titleDisagreement in Spousal Reports of Current Contraceptive Use in Sub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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