A multilevel model of family planning availability and contraceptive use in rural Thailand

Demography. 1984 Nov;21(4):559-74.


This paper assesses the ways in which the availability of family planning program outlets influences the likelihood of contraceptive use in rural Thailand. It focuses on a village-level measure of actual availability of sources rather than respondent perceptions of availability. Individual-level and village-level data collected as part of the second Thailand Contraceptive Prevalence Survey are used to test three hypotheses about the effects of actual availability: that (a) availability of family planning outlets increases the likelihood of contraceptive use; (b) it enhances the effect of a desire for no more children on the likelihood of use; and (c) it weakens the positive relationship between education and the likelihood of use.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Contraception*
  • Educational Status
  • Family Planning Services*
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Marriage
  • Motivation
  • Probability
  • Rural Population*
  • Thailand