FAMILY PLANNING SURVEY AMONG ETHIOPIAN DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION EMPLOYEES IN ADDIS ABABA

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Of the 900 employees in the Head Quarter of the Ethiopian Domestic Distribution Corporation (EDDC), in the city of Addis Ababa, 201 were randomly selected and involved in the survey for assessing attitude, knowledge and utilization of Family planning. Results showed that 94% of the respondents knew at least one method of family planning. Eighty six percent of them had a positive attitude towards the service. Currently, 39% of the study population are using different contraceptive methods. No statistical significant (P> .001) difference was found in knowledge, attitude, and practice of Family Planning between male and female respondents. Among non-users, 47% (55/117) intended to use contraceptives methods in the future. According to this information it was assumed that the number of Family Planning Service utilizers in an organized work area reached 71 % , considering current users as continuous acceptors. Sources of Family Planning information and factors related to discontinuation and non-users were discussed. In conclusion an in depth study regarding the lanching of a national work area based FP programmes is highly recommended. [Ethiop. I. Health Dev. 1993;7(2):85-911
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