Determinants of Long-Term Contraceptive use at Bakunase Community Health Center, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara

Alita Jamalu, Pius Weraman, Paula Tibuludji


Masters Program of Public Health, Universitas Nusa Cendana



Background: Long-term contraceptive is a method to delay pregnancy and postpone childbearing. Long-term contraceptive method has low failure rate, is safer and cost effective than short-term contraceptive. Despite its effectiveness, the acceptance and utilization of long-term contraceptive methods were poor. This study aimed to examine the determinants of long-term contraceptive use at Bakunase Community Health Center, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Bakunase community health center, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. A sample of 95 married women was selected for this study. The dependent variable was use of long term contraceptive. The independent variables were knowledge, family income, and husband support. The data were collected by a set of questionnaire and analyzed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: Good knowledge, high family income, and strong husband support determined long-term contraceptive use.

Conclusion: Knowledge, family income, and husband support determine long-term contraceptive use.

Keywords: long-term contraceptive, knowledge, family income, husband support.

Correspondence: Alita Jamalu, Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. Email: Mobile: 08113913405.


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