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Asian Journal of Rural Development
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 40-46
DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2012.40.46
Assessing the use of Family Planning Information among Farming Households in Nigeria: Evidence from Ogun State
D.A. Babalola, Y.T. Babalola and A.A. Oladimeji

Abstract:
The importance of family planning in combating population explosion and consequently, poverty in Nigeria as well as other developing countries in Africa, cannot be overemphasized. This study assessed the use of Family Planning Information (FPI) among farming households in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun state. Purposive sampling was used to select 100 farming households and the logit regression model was used to analyze the determinants of farmers’ use of FPI. The majority (58%) of the respondents was female and 55% were below 41 years of age. Mean household size is 8. Income and literacy level are low with 70% earning between N 10, 000 and N 50, 000 and 58% having below secondary education. The majorities (82%) of the respondents are aware of FPI especially through the health care centres but only 40% used FPI. The regression showed that the coefficients of educational level of the respondents, educational level of the spouse, farm size, spouse’s perception of use of FPI, income level and exposure to mass media were positively significant which implied that an increase in these factors will increase the probability of use of FPI among respondents. Number of children was significant with a negative sign which implied that an increase in number of children will decrease the probability of use of FPI among respondents. The study recommends that family planning education and campaign should be intensified in the study area, especially via mass media and special efforts should be made in incorporating men to facilitate use.
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How to cite this article:

D.A. Babalola, Y.T. Babalola and A.A. Oladimeji, 2012. Assessing the use of Family Planning Information among Farming Households in Nigeria: Evidence from Ogun State. Asian Journal of Rural Development, 2: 40-46.

DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2012.40.46

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajrd.2012.40.46

 
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