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PMA2013/Ghana-R1 Snapshot of Indicators


Summary of the sample design for PMA2013/Ghana-R1:

PMA2013/Ghana, the first round of data collection in Ghana, used a two-stage cluster design with urban/rural as the strata. The first stage of sampling used probability proportional to size procedures to select 10 regions: Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta and Western. Within the 10 selected regions, a sample of 100 enumeration areas (EAs) was drawn by the Ghana Statistical Service from its master sampling frame. The sample was powered to generate national-level estimates for key family planning indicators. In addition, data on family planning services was collected from randomly selected private and public service delivery points (SDPs) within each EA’s boundary. Three public and up to three private SDPs that serve the EA population were selected. The public SDP sample included: community (CHPS), primary healthcare (health center), and primary healthcare referral (district hospital-designated to serve the EA population). To read more details on our survey methodology, including the survey tools, training, data processing and response rates, please refer to the Detailed Indicator Report.

The table below provides a summary of key family planning indicators and their breakdown by respondent background characteristics. To view the breakdown by background characteristics of the respondents (including education level, wealth quintile, region etc.), please click on the respective indicator link.

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PMA2020 Standard
Family Planning Indicators

Round One
All Women Married Women
Utilization Indicators:
Contraceptive Use (click to see background characteristics)    
Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) 14.8 19.5
Modern Contraceptive Prevalence (mCPR) 13.7 18.4
Traditional Contraceptive Prevalence 1.1 1.1
Contraceptive Method Mix (by background characteristics)    
Contraceptive method mix (pie charts for married and all women)    
Number of modern contraceptive users (count of users in the sample) 532 428
Demand Indicators:
Unmet need for family planning (for spacing, limiting, and in total) 28.0 37.2
Total contraceptive demand (CPR & Unmet Need) 38.0 56.7
Percent of all/married women with demand satisfied by modern contraception 36.1 32.5
Percent of recent births unintended (wanted later/wanted no more)
Wanted Then 57.8 60.0
Wanted Later 30.7 27.9
Not At All 13.2 12.1
Indicators for Access, Equity, Quality & Choice:
Percent of users who chose their current method by themselves or jointly with a partner/provider 89.8 90.5
Percent of users who paid for family planning services 66.4 68.7
Method Information Index:    
Percent of recent/current users who were informed about other methods 56.5 59.8
Percent of recent/current users who were informed about side effects 48.3 51.0
Percent of recent/current users who were told what to do if they experienced side effects 77.7 78.0
Percent of recent/current users who would return and/or refer others to their provider 69.8 69.1
Percent of all/married women receiving family planning information in the past 12 months 17.7 21.4
Fertility Indicators:
Total Fertility Rate (TFR) 3.66  
Adolescent fertility rate (per 1,000 females age 15-19) 64  

The PMA2013/Ghana-R1 Survey in Detail

Click to read the full Detailed Indicator Report for Round 1 of PMA2013/Ghana.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Medicine and The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) Survey Round 1, PMA2013/Ghana-R1 Snapshot of Indicators. 2013. Ghana and Baltimore, Maryland, USA.