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J Family Med Prim Care. 2012 Jan;1(1):43-7. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.94451.

Socio demographic determinants and knowledge, attitude, practice: survey of family planning.

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1
, Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3
Department of Paediatrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Understanding of family planning scenario among different societies and communities, which by and large reside in urban slum and rural areas, might prove useful in increasing family planning acceptance by them and decreasing population growth.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the sociodemographic determinants and KAP of family planning among urban slum and rural areas of Lucknow.

STUDY DESIGN:

Cross sectional.

SETTING:

Bal Mahila Chikitsalaya, Aliganj, in urban and Primary Health Centre, Bakshi Ka Talaab, in rural area of Lucknow.

STUDY PERIOD:

October 2008 to April 2009.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Six hundred and eightytwo postpartum women (within 42 days of delivery) who came to these health facilities for their child's vaccination were interviewed, by a preformed and pretested schedule.

RESULTS:

Maximum utilization of family methods were seen among Hindu women, women of age group 30 or more, parity four and more, educational level upto high school and above and those of higher socioeconomic class. Although overall residential area (urban or rural) of women had no influence on the practice of family planning by them and all of them were willing to adopt family planning methods in future, urban women were found to have a higher level of knowledge and attitude toward modern methods of family planning. Only 2.8% were unsure of preferred method for future use.

CONCLUSION:

Family planning programs which effectively promotes the use of family planning methods, so that the trend toward increase in population could be arrested is the need of hour.

KEYWORDS:

Attitude; family planning; knowledge; practice; sociodemographic determinants

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