n Gender and Behaviour - Predictors of contraceptive use among migrant and non-migrant couples in Nigeria



Evidences reveal low level of contraceptive usage in Nigeria despite high knowledge and efforts of different institutions to influence behavior. It therefore necessary to examine the predictors of contraceptive use. Data for study are from 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey matched couples. Logistic regression was employed to examine predictors of contraceptive use among migrants and non-migrant couples. Majority of migrant couples live in urban areas are Christians with fewer children while most of non-migrant couples 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. Population policies on contraceptive use in Nigeria should be revised for effectiveness by taking cognizance of these predictors.


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