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Table 5 Percentage of last pregnancy intended, methods preferred & reasons for not using LAPMs by married women of Goba town, South East Ethiopia, September 2009

From: Demand for long acting and permanent methods of contraceptives and factors for non-use among married women of Goba Town, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia

Variable Response Number Percent
Last pregnancy was planned n=677 Yes 543 80.2
  No 134 19.8
Method that have been used n=134 Short term 92 68.7
  Natural methods 9 6.7
  IUD 5 3.7
  Norplant 25 18.7
  Tubal ligation 3 2.2
Currently used Short Acting Method preferred n=410 Yes 375 91.4
  No 35 8.6
What LAPM was wanted n=35 IUD 7 20.0
  Norplant 24 68.6
  Tubal ligation 4 11.4
Reason for not using IUD n= 7 Previously used methods inconvenient 2 28.6
  Proven health problem 4 57.1
  Partner/husband opposed 1 14.3
Reason for not tubal ligation n= 4 Fear of complications 3 75.0
  Partner/husband opposed 1 25.0
  proven health problem 6 25.0
Reason for not using Norplant n=24 Fear of complications 12 50.0
  Partner/Husband opposed 6 25.0