A survey of 673 consecutive Papua New Guinean parturients at the Port Moresby General Hospital, in May and June 1990, showed that 28% had ever used a family planning (FP) method, chiefly a hormonal method (93% of ever-users).
Only seventeen of 239 (7.1%) nulliparae had ever used an FP method, compared with 170 of 434 (39.2%) parous subjects.
Education of mother and of husband were independently and significantly associated with FP ever-use.
Seventeen (4.9%) of 347 women who had a surviving child, had not breast-fed the child.
The interval between the birth of the surviving child and the start of the index pregnancy was significantly associated with the duration of breast-feeding ; the longer the duration of breast-feeding, the longer the inter birth interval.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraception, Contrôle naissance, Homme, Femelle, Enquête, Utilisation, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Mélanésie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraception, Birth control, Human, Female, Inquiry, Use, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0105872
Code Inist : 002B20A01. Création : 09/06/1995.