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Table 7 Percentage of women with specific opinions by use status (Homa Bay)

From: Women’s attitudes and beliefs towards specific contraceptive methods in Bangladesh and Kenya

Attributes Pills Injectables Implants
Current users Past users Never users Current users Past users Never users Current users Past users Never users
Access
 Easy 92.3 84.7 77.1 93.7 90.6 87.0 93.9 88.7 81.1
 Hard 7.7 12.5 12.7 6.2 8.7 8.4 6.2 8.3 12.1
 Don’t know/unsure 0.0 2.8 10.3 0.2 0.7 4.6 0.0 3.0 6.9
Effectiveness
 Yes 86.2 66.8 60.3 97.1 92.1 85.2 98.6 89.9 88.1
 No 10.8 28.5 22.8 2.1 7.0 6.8 1.1 5.7 4.0
 Don’t know 3.1 4.7 16.9 0.8 0.8 8.0 0.2 4.5 7.9
Cause health problems
 Yes, serious 13.9 42.7 37.0 24.2 36.8 29.4 16.4 36.3 29.9
 Yes, not serious 33.9 22.9 20.6 30.1 32.3 30.0 24.6 26.2 26.1
 No 46.2 26.2 21.0 40.9 27.7 23.3 51.5 31.9 24.4
 Don’t know 6.2 8.2 21.4 4.8 3.3 17.3 7.5 5.7 19.6
Interfere with menstruation
 Yes 40.0 59.6 56.1 80.2 84.1 74.0 62.9 67.9 57.6
 No 53.9 32.5 17.4 19.0 14.2 11.2 35.3 24.4 18.7
 Don’t know 6.2 8.0 26.5 0.8 1.8 14.8 1.8 7.7 23.7
Cause unpleasant side effect
 Yes 33.9 63.0 56.5 55.3 68.7 62.2 41.0 59.8 53.0
 No 60.0 29.0 17.7 39.9 27.8 19.2 51.7 31.9 23.9
 Don’t know 6.2 8.0 25.8 4.8 3.6 18.6 7.3 8.3 23.1
Unsafe to use for a long time
 Yes, should take a break 47.7 70.5 66.4 58.0 73.7 70.6 50.8 65.2 62.6
 No, safe for long time 40.0 22.4 18.9 37.3 23.6 19.9 47.2 29.8 27.9
 Don’t Know 12.3 7.1 14.7 4.7 2.7 9.5 2.1 5.1 9.6
Cause infertility
 Yes, perhaps 15.4 15.6 15.6 15.4 16.8 19.3 10.7 13.4 13.1
 No 80.0 77.4 71.1 80.5 80.0 69.8 83.4 81.0 76.1
 Don’t know 4.6 6.9 13.4 4.1 3.2 11.0 5.9 5.7 10.8
FP use among friends, relatives
 Most 18.5 19.1 11.9 73.6 66.7 52.6 70.8 53.9 42.1
 About half 10.8 8.0 7.1 6.8 7.7 10.6 6.6 6.6 9.7
 Few 50.8 45.1 50.6 14.7 17.6 25.3 18.2 30.4 35.7
 None 7.7 13.4 14.2 0.9 2.4 2.8 1.8 2.7 4.5
 Don’t know 12.3 14.4 16.2 4.1 5.5 8.7 2.5 6.6 8.0
Experiences of friends, relatives (1)
 Satisfactory 65.4 39.7 36.2 69.0 48.2 47.9 77.6 49.2 53.6
 Unsatisfactory 11.5 34.9 27.0 4.0 15.4 11.7 3.8 21.6 14.1
 Mixed/Don’t know 23.1 25.5 36.7 27.0 36.4 40.4 18.6 29.2 32.3
Husband’s approval
 Approve 76.9 55.6 40.9 77.2 67.5 47.0 77.7 59.8 43.7
 Disapprove 20.0 38.4 46.4 20.7 29.1 41.1 20.7 36.0 44.2
 Don’t know 3.1 6.1 12.6 2.1 3.4 12.0 1.6 4.2 12.1
Satisfied with use
 Satisfied 76.9 38.4 86.1 44.9 87.7 31.0
 Unsatisfied 16.9 43.6 6.3 38.7 7.1 30.1
 Mixed/Neither 3.1 6.3 5.1 9.0 5.2 3.3
 Missing (4) 3.1 11.8 2.4 7.3 0.0 35.7
Mean net positive score (2) 31.1 −0.3 −4.5 29.7 12.8 9.6 42.1 16.6 14.8
Mean % of don’t know (3) 6.3 7.5 18.1 3.0 2.7 11.5 3.4 5.8 13.7
TOTAL(N) 65 576 1717 662 1066 677 439 336 1616
  1. (1) Amongst those knowing some friends were using the methods
  2. (2) Mean percent difference between percentages of women who gave positive and negative responses among the above attributes except husband’s approval
  3. (3) Mean percent of women who said “don’t know” to the above attributes except experiences of a method in social network and husband’s approval
  4. (4) The missing occurred due to initial technical errors in the electronic data capture
  5. Note: Chi-square test was conducted to assess associations between each of the above attributes and use status. The p-values were all 0.002 or smaller