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Table 2 Knowledge and practice of modern family planning methods among currently married women in Debre Birhan District, August 2010

From: Determinants of modern contraceptive utilization among married women of reproductive age group in North Shoa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (N) Percent (%)
Ever heard about modern contraceptive methods   
 Yes 838 98.5
 No 13 1.5
Source of information   
 HEWs 169 20.7
 Radio 481 57.4
 Television 460 55.08
 Health centers 560 66.83
Knowledge on advantages of modern contraceptive methods   
 Prevention of unwanted pregnancy 528 63.3
 Spacing 591 70.5
 Limiting 407 48.6
 Preventing STD 103 12.3
Ever use of modern contraceptive methods (n = 851)   
 Yes 448 52.6
 No 403 47.4
Current use of modern contraceptive methods (n = 851)   
 Yes 399 46.9
 No 452 52.1
Modern contraceptive methods currently being used (n = 399)   
 Pills 56 14.0
 Implant/Norplant 17 4.3
 Injectable/Depo-Provera 251 62.9
 Intrauterine device 67 16.8
 Tubal legation 3 0.8
 Male condom 5 1.2
Purpose of using of modern contraceptive (n = 399)   
 Spacing 229 57.4
 Limiting 172 42.6