Table 3: Knowledge of Married women on contraceptive method in urban and rural districts of Gedeo zone, South Ethiopia, 2015.

VariablesUrban (%)Rural (%)

Ever heard of contraceptive methods
Yes514 (97.3%)510 (96.6%)
No14 (2.7%)18 (3.4%)
Type of methods women know (n = 514)(n = 510)
Injectables497 (97.1%)496 (97.3%)
Pills481 (93.9%)418 (82.0%)
Implants390 (76.2%)416 (81.6%)
IUCD386 (75.4%)205 (40.2%)
Lactation amenorrhea methods43 (8.4%)9 (1.8%)
Condom244 (47.7%)41 (8.0%)
Rhythm/periodic abstinence94 (18.4%)10 (2.0%)
Permanent method40 (7.8%)16 (3.1%)
Source of contraceptive method(n = 514)(n = 510)
Health professionals430 (85.5%)452 (93.0%)
Radio/TV294 (58.4%)61 (12.6%)
Neighboring82 (16.3%)229 (47.1%)
Husband104 (20.7%)48 (9.9%)
Poster/leaflet74 (14.7%)12 (2.5%)
Ever known the importance of FP (n = 514)(n = 510)
Yes509 (99.0%)471 (92.4%)
No5 (1.0%)39 (7.6%)
Importance of FP mentioned by women
(1) To avoid pregnancy500 (98.8%)382 (81.3%)
(2) To limit number of pregnancies287 (56.7%)401 (85.3%)
(3) To space the child238 (47.0%)116 (24.7%)
Ever known side effects of contraceptives
Yes246 (47.9%)206 (40.4%)
No268 (52.2%)304 (59.6%)
Side effect of FP mentioned by women
Weight gain161 (85.6%)49(24.9%)
Headache110 (58.5%)59 (29.9%)
Irregular menstruation98 (52.1%)154 (78.2%)
Vomiting83 (44.1%)21 (10.7%)
Nausea79 (42.0%)47 (23.9%)
Women’s discussion on contraceptive methods with their husbands
Yes323 (61.2%)240 (45.5%)
No205 (38.8%)288 (54.5%)
Women’s support from their husbands to use or not use
Yes317 (60.0%)237 (44.9%)
No211 (40.0%)291 (55.1%)
Support from their close relatives
Yes84 (15.9%)38 (7.2%)
No444 (84.1%)490 (92.8%)