An Assessment of Family Planning Practice in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State

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ABSTRACT

This study focuses on the assessment of family planning practices in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi state Nigeria. This is against the background that the study area is a predominantly rural, where little maybe known about fertility behaviour. The aim of the research is to assess the general family planning practice awareness in the area and to help policy makers in evolving practical planning interventions. The study objectives includes the identification the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the people in the study area; to examine the relationship between socioeconomic characteristics and family planning practices; identify women's fertility level and the type of family planning practice adopted. Data collection adopted Multi-stage sampling to select 50 villages and 500 respondents for questionnaire administration. Data obtain was subjected to Spearman Rank Correlation analysis to test the research hypothesis. Findings show that teachers and civil servants in general engage in more family planning practices against farmers and fishermen. The study was also able to establish that a negative correlation exist between occupation and family planning. Thus as occupation advances from jobs requiring less skills and training to jobs with high demand in terms of skill and training, family planning practice was observed to increase. The study recommendations includes, the need to embark on grass root educational programmes, and the need for the Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organization to intensify effort on campaign of the importance of modern family planning.

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APA

Frontiers, E. & GARA, R (2022). An Assessment of Family Planning Practice in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-family-planning-practice-in-bassa-local-government-area-of-kogi-state-2

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and RIZAMA GARA "An Assessment of Family Planning Practice in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Jun. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-family-planning-practice-in-bassa-local-government-area-of-kogi-state-2. Accessed 03 Jul. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and RIZAMA GARA . "An Assessment of Family Planning Practice in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Jun. 2022. Web. 03 Jul. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-family-planning-practice-in-bassa-local-government-area-of-kogi-state-2 >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and GARA, RIZAMA . "An Assessment of Family Planning Practice in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State" Afribary (2022). Accessed July 03, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-family-planning-practice-in-bassa-local-government-area-of-kogi-state-2