Table 4

Prevalence of knowledge about the impact of family planning (FP) on mother and child among women (aged 15–49 years) in Nyanza and Western Regions of Kenya

Characteristics of respondentsKnowledge about impact of FP on the childKnowledge about impact of FP on the mother
NoneLowHighNoneLowHigh
Age (years)p=0.000p=0.000
 15–2428.343.028.718.871.89.4
 25–3918.044.537.66.076.717.3
 40–49*16.742.041.38.672.718.7
Parityp=0.000p=0.000
 <229.142.428.521.068.510.4
 2–322.446.830.98.779.411.9
 4–515.841.442.75.374.720.1
 6+*17.343.139.68.075.116.9
Ethnicityp=0.001p=0.000
 Luhya22.539.937.69.376.014.7
 Luo19.347.333.48.676.315.1
 Teso*27.038.134.921.865.812.4
Religionp=0.191p=0.035
 Catholic24.140.835.114.671.513.9
 Other*21.144.634.410.675.014.4
Level of educationp=0.011p=0.000
 <Secondary23.143.833.113.273.213.6
 Secondary+*16.744.538.86.474.918.7
Partner's level of educationp=0.000p=0.094
 <Secondary19.245.035.88.177.814.1
 Secondary+*16.945.437.75.277.916.9
Reads newspapers or magazinesp=0.472p=0.024
 Yes23.241.235.612.869.817.4
 No*21.644.234.211.675.413.1
Listens to radiop=0.228p=0.004
 Yes21.343.335.411.672.815.6
 No*24.643.731.613.077.89.2
Watches televisionp=0.148p=0.008
 Yes21.939.838.210.970.418.8
 No*22.144.433.612.274.912.9
Discussed use of FP with spousep=0.000p=0.000
 Yes14.646.039.43.879.117.1
 No*26.943.729.414.774.410.9
Type of FP method being usedp=0.000p=0.000
 None24.344.930.814.873.212.1
 Short-acting17.640.442.07.174.518.4
 Long-acting or permanent12.646.441.01.180.917.9
Districtp=0.001p=0.000
 Bondo20.744.634.79.674.615.9
 Siaya18.949.531.68.077.614.4
 Busia23.537.239.39.675.515.0
 Teso*25.640.533.920.667.112.3
  • *Reference category.