INFLUENCE OF DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS ON FAMILY PLANNING ADOPTION AMONG FEMALE RESIDENTS IN SAMARU, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA.
Abstract:This study was conducted to investigate the influence of demographic characteristics on family planning adoption Among Female Residents in Samaru Community, Kaduna State. To achieve this purpose, a survey of 376 consenting females was used from the eighteen thousand and thirty-nine (13,039) total population of Samaru. A two-stage sampling technique of purposive and accidental was employed. The reliability of the instrument was done using the Cronbach alpha coefficient with 0.895 points obtained. 376 copies of the questionnaire distributed were analysed using descriptive statistics of frequency count, simple percentages, mean and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results revealed that age significantly influences the adoption of family planning among female residents of Samaru community, Kaduna State, Nigeria with (f = 3.02; p= 0.005) and education level significantly influence the adoption of family planning among female residents of Samaru community, Kaduna State, Nigeria with (f = 2.63; p= 0.005). Based on the conclusion, it was recommended among others that the government should organize a community-based intervention to educate women about the necessity of family planning for their reproductive health.