Contraceptive Behaviour and its Determinants among Scheduled Tribes in India: A Regional Analysis

Manas Ranjan Pradhan, Jitendra Gouda, Ranjan Kumar Prusty


Using information collected from 10,815 currently married Scheduled Tribe (ST) women aged 15-49 years incorporated in the third round of National Family Health Survey, 2005-06, this study analyzes the differential contraceptive behavior and its determinants across regions of India. Inferential statistics and multivariate techniques are used as the methods of analysis. The family planning preference, method mix and its determinants among ST women varies largely across the regions though female sterilization remains as the most adopted family planning method. STwomen from North-eastern region are less likely to use any modern methods.

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