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Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2012;2012:717163. doi: 10.1155/2012/717163. Epub 2012 Feb 14.

Correlates of dual-method contraceptive use: an analysis of the National Survey Of Family Growth (2006-2008).

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Division of Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA. eisenbergd@wustl.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze a nationally representative sample of women for correlates of dual-contraceptive-method use.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We conducted an analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2008, a cross-sectional survey of reproductive-aged women in the United States.

RESULTS:

Dual method use was reported by 7.3% of the 5,178 women in the sample. Correlates of higher rates of dual-contraceptive-method use included age younger than 36 years and nonmarried marital status. Lower rates of dual method use were observed for women with less than a high-school education and women without consistent health insurance in the past year. Compared to women using oral contraceptives, use of the contraceptive injection or long-acting reversible contraception was associated with lower dual-method use.

CONCLUSIONS:

The overall rate of dual-method use in the USA is low. Future interventions to promote dual method use should target high-risk groups with modifiable risk factors.

PMID:
22505799
PMCID:
PMC3296176
DOI:
10.1155/2012/717163
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