Unintended pregnancy in Egypt: evidence from the national study on women giving birth in 1999
AbstractThe current study aimed to estimate the prevalence and correlates of unintended pregnancy among ever-married women. The study sample was 2349 ever-married women aged 15-49 years who gave birth in 1999. Unintended pregnancy was defined as unwanted and mistimed pregnancies. Of these, 431 [18.5%] women reported unintended pregnancy: 137 were mistimed [5.9%] and 294 were unwanted [12.6%]. Women of older age, living in frontier governorates, with poor knowledge of the ovulatory cycle, having a more than ideal family size, using contraceptive methods and having 4 or more children were at increased odds of reporting unintended pregnancies. Fewer antenatal care visits and low child weight at birth were significantly associated with unintended pregnancy
Shaheen, A.A., Diaaeldin, M., Chaaya, M. & El Roueiheb, Z. (2007). Unintended pregnancy in Egypt: evidence from the national study on women giving birth in 1999. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117390
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (6), 1392-1404, 2007
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