|Predictors of contraceptive use among migrant and non-migrant couples in Nigeria
|Emmanuel Kolawole Odusina, and Olugbemiga Adeyemi
|Gender and Behaviour, 15(3): 1-15
|Evidences reveal low level of contraceptive usage in Nigeria despite high knowledge and efforts of different institutions to ensure increased uptake. Of particular interest in recent time is the contraceptive use among migrant and non-migrant couples in Nigeria. It therefore becomes necessary to examine the predictors of contraceptive use among migrant and non-migrant couples in Nigeria. Data for study are from 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey of matched couples. Logistic regression was employed to examine predictors of contraceptive use among migrants and non-migrant couples. Majority of migrant couples who live in urban areas are Christians with fewer children while most of non-migrant couples who live in rural areas are Muslims and belong to poor household. Use of contraceptives is more pronounced among migrant couples. Predictors of contraceptive use among migrant couples are age, education, fertility desire and preference while predictors of contraceptive use among non-migrant couples are age, residence, wealth status, religion, number of living children and fertility desire. These factors may be relevant in designing intervention programmes to increase contraceptive use among couples in Nigeria.
Keywords: contraceptive use, fertility, migrants, non-migrants, reproductive health, health survey, family planning, couples, Nigeria