Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 545

Article in Press

Application of Discrete Choice Models in the Analysis of Determinants of Modern Contraceptive Uses among Married Women in Oromiya Region, Ethiopia


  •  Received: 20 December 2019
  •  Accepted: 20 December 2019
Discrete choice models have been very successful thanks to their ability to analyze the random behavior of individuals when making a decision to use modern contraceptive methods and to evaluate their actions. Through the use of modern contraceptive methods, the national and international goals of family planning can be achieved as it reduces maternal and child mortality and morbidity. The specific objectives of this study were to present discrete choice models particularly binary logistic model and to explore determinants of modern contraception uses among married women in Oromiya region. Ethiopian Health and Demographic Survey data (2016) was used for the analysis. The descriptive result depicted that around 28% of the married women in the region were using the modern contraceptive use for birth control. In order to explore determinants of modern contraceptive use, a total of ten explanatory variables were included in the presentation of binary logistic model and variables such as age of women in 5 year groups, age at first birth, type of place of residence, ever had a terminated pregnancy, number of living children, wealth status and religion affiliation were found to be statistically significant. Controversially, education of women and work status of women were found to be insignificant and have no contribution to determine the use of modern contraceptive methods. Since the coverage of the use of contraception is still low in the region, health promoters should schedule awareness creation training for the married women.

Keywords: Discrete Choice Models, Binary Logistic, Contraception, Married Women, Oromiya