Proximate Determinants of Ever-Use and Current Use of Condoms in Nigeria

Akanni I. Akinyemi, Obafemi Awolowo University
Alfred Adewuyi, Obafemi Awolowo University
Opeyemi Fadeyibi, Obafemi Awolowo University

We examine proximate determinants in ever-use and current use of condom in Nigeria. The paper explore data from the baseline evaluation of Measure Evaluation in Nigeria (2004). Among sampled population (3279), only about 1% of female (n=466) and 4% of males (n=333) from Bauchi used a condom during last sex, compared with 18.3% (n=371) women and 43.7% men (n=231) in Enugu and, 14.7 of women (n=416) and 38.5% of men in Oyo. Only 9.9% of female (n=1195) compared with 24% of men (n=865) used condom during last sex. Ever use of condom rate among the sampled respondents was very low (5.4%). Among those in-union, only 3% of women compared with 10% of men report current use of condom. Among those who desire no child yet, only 10% of women and 23% of men reported current use of condom. This is an indication of unmet need among this group of people.

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Presented in Poster Session 3: Fertility, Family Planning, Unions, and Sexual Behavior