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Table 3 Percentage of women in the study sample by selected family planning characteristics and type of residence, Zambia, 2001/02

From: Can family planning outreach bridge the urban-rural divide in Zambia?

  Study sample*
  Total (n = 4,927) Rural (n = 3,365) Urban (n = 1,562)
Contraceptive use ** 34.4 28.7 43.7
Using modern methods** 23.2 14.7 37.0
Type of method among users **    
   Modern    
Pill 33.6 24.9 42.4
Injectables 12.6 9.3 16.0
Condom 16.3 14.7 17.9
Sterilization 5.3 3.5 7.2
Other modern 1.4 0.4 2.3
   Traditional    
Withdrawal 13.3 21.5 4.9
Periodic abstinence 3.5 4.2 2.9
Lactational amenorrhea 7.1 9.3 4.7
Other traditional 7.0 12.1 1.7
Desire for more children **    
   Wants more soon 22.7 25.4 18.4
   Wants more later 32.6 34.4 30.0
   Wants more, unsure of timing 9.7 8.5 11.5
   Undecided/missing 2.4 2.9 1.6
   Wants no more 32.6 28.8 38.8
Health worker visit last year ** 10.3 11.9 7.6
Heard family planning on radio recently ** 46.5 33.4 67.7
Approves of family planning **    
   No 10.4 13.1 6.0
   Yes 85.2 81.1 91.8
   Don't know/missing 4.4 5.8 2.2
Amenorrheic 28.8 36.0 17.1
  1. * Includes women who are fecund, sexually active, and not currently amenorrheic. Weighted percentages and unweighted n's presented. Some n's smaller than total due to missing data.
  2. ** Significant difference between urban and rural women at 5 percent level, using Pearson's χ2 test.