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Table 3 Awareness and utilization of modern contraceptive among mothers of child bear age in Serbo town Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia, 2017(N = 314)

From: Suboptimal child spacing practice and its associated factors among women of child bearing age in Serbo town, JIMMA zone, Southwest Ethiopia

Variables   Category Frequency Percent
mothers have an awareness about modern Contraceptive   Yes 266 84.7%
No 48 15.3%
Mother used modern contraceptives before the last child   Yes 197 62.7%
No 117 37.3%
Purpose of using modern contraceptives   birth spacing 162 82.2%
birth limiting 35 17.8%
Current use of modern contraceptives by mother   Yes 171 54.5%
No 143 45.5%
The place where mother gets modern contraceptives   health post 14 8.2%
health center 153 89.5%
Hospital 25 14.6%
private sector 5 2.9%
Reason of the mother not to use modern contraceptives   desire to have more children 27 18.9%
health problem 15 10.5%
religious reason 51 35.7%
husband not willing 20 14.0%
Othera 30 21.0%
  1. aOthers include, lack of service, lack of information, no husband, naturally adjusted spacing, lack of interest of modern contraceptives