Households were surveyed and occupants enumerated. All eligible females age 15 to 49 were contacted and consented for interviews. The final sample (and completion rates) included 4,503 households (95.7%), 4,119 de facto females (96.0%) and 336 health facilities (96.3%). Data collection was conducted from April to May 2017.
The sample was powered to generate national estimates of all women modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) with less than a 2% margin of error and urban/rural estimates at less than a 3% margin of error.
The table below provides a summary of key family planning indicators at the national level and their breakdown by background characteristics. Disaggregation by administrative unit was done at the region level (Central, Western, Eastern, and Northern) due to small sample sizes when disaggregated by sub-region.
|All Women||Married Women|
|Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR)||32.3||38.4|
|Modern Contraceptive Prevalence (mCPR)||28.5||33.9|
|Traditional Contraceptive Prevalence||3.8||4.5|
|Demand for Family Planning and Fertility Preferences:|
|Unmet need for family planning||22.1||29.6|
|Demand for family planning||54.4||68.0|
|Percent of all/married women with demand satisfied by modern contraception||52.4||49.8|
|Percent of recent births, by intention:|
|Wanted no more||13.2||12.6|
|Access, Equity, Quality and Choice|
|Percent of users who chose their current method by themselves or jointly with a partner/provider||93.5||94.3|
|Percent of users who paid for family planning services||42.7||42.6|
|Method Information Index:|
|Percent of current users who were informed about other methods||58.7||61.3|
|Percent of current users who were informed about side effects||57.5||61.0|
|Percent of current users who were told what to do if they experienced side effects||83.4||83.9|
|Percent of current users who would return and/or refer others to their provider||84.8||85.5|
|Percent of women receiving family planning information in the past 12 months||17.9||20.1|
The PMA2017 Uganda Round 5 Survey in Detail
Round 1 Sample Design
Survey resources allowed targeting a sample size of 110 enumeration areas (EAs) and a final sample size of 4,840 households. A total of 110 EAs were sampled throughout all 10 sub-regions in Uganda selected by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) master sampling frame, which was representative at the national and sub-regional levels for both urban and rural areas. The primary sampling units for the survey were the EAs, created during the 2002 National Population and Housing Census. The EAs were selected systematically with probability proportional to size with urban/rural stratification in the 10 sub-regions. The rationale was for PMA2020 estimates to be comparable to the most recent national survey estimates. UBOS provided the selection probabilities for the PMA2020 sampled clusters for constructing weights.
In each selected EA, field supervisors randomly selected up to three private service delivery points (SDPs) to be interviewed by a resident enumerator using the SDP questionnaire. The field supervisors themselves administered the SDP questionnaires at an additional three public SDPs that serve each EA; the lowest, second-lowest, and third-lowest level public health SDPs designated to serve each EA.
Round 5 Sample Design
Households with eligible females of reproductive age (15-49 years) were contacted and consented for interviews. The final sample (and completion rates) included 4,503 households (95.7%), 4,119 de facto females (96.0%) and 336 health facilities (96.3%). Data collection was conducted from April to May 2017.
The majority of SDPs are repeated in each round, forming a panel survey. If an EA had more than three private SDPs identified during the listing process, then a new, random sample of three private SDPs is selected during each round.
The household, female and health facility questionnaires were based on model surveys designed by PMA2020 staff at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, the Makerere University School of Public Health, and fieldwork materials of the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey.
All PMA2020 questionnaires are administered using Open Data Kit (ODK) software and Android smartphones. The PMA2017/Uganda-R5 questionnaires were in English and could be switched into eight local languages (Luganda, Ngakarimojong, Runyankole-Rukiga, Runyoro-Rutoro, Luo, Lugbara, Ateso, and Lusoga) on the phone. The questionnaires were translated using available translations from similar population surveys and experts in translation. The interviews were conducted in the local language, or English in a few cases when the respondent was not comfortable with the local language. Female resident enumerators in each EA administered the household and female questionnaires in the selected households.
The household questionnaire gathers basic information about the household, such as ownership of livestock and durable goods, as well as characteristics of the dwelling unit, including wall, floor and roof materials, water sources, and sanitation facilities. This information is used to construct a wealth quintile index.
The first section of the household questionnaire, the household roster, lists basic demographic information about all usual members of the household and visitors who stayed with the household the night before the interview. This roster is used to identify eligible respondents for the female questionnaire. In addition to the roster, the household questionnaire also gathers data that are used to measure key water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) indicators, including regular sources and uses of WASH facilities used and prevalence of open defecation by household members.
The female questionnaire is used to collect information from all women age 15 to 49 who were listed on the household roster at selected households. The female questionnaire gathers specific information on: education; fertility and fertility preferences; family planning access, choice and use; quality of family planning services; and exposure to family planning messaging in the media.
The SDP questionnaire collected information about the provision and quality of reproductive health services and products, integration of health services, and water and sanitation within the SDP.
Training, Data Collection & Processing
This six-day training was followed by a five-day refresher training for the returning field staff. The objective of the refresher training was to address the gaps and errors identified during Round 4 data collection, to understand the questionnaire changes for Round 5, to refresh the knowledge and skills on questionnaire content and the art of asking questions through paired interviews. In addition, field staff were also reminded of key survey protocols they needed to abide by, including consent administration and research ethics. Both trainings both took place in Kampala City, at the Global Grand Hotel on the outskirts of Makerere University.
For the six-day training, all training participants were given comprehensive instruction on how to complete the household, female, and service delivery point (SDP) questionnaires. In addition to PMA2020 survey training, all participants received training on contraceptive methods by a Ugandan obstetrician/gynecologist.
Throughout the new staff training training, REs and supervisors were evaluated based on their performance on several written and phone-based assessments, mock field exercises and class participation. The training included three days of mock field exercises, during which participants entered a mock enumeration area (EA) to practice listing, mapping and conducting household, female and SDP interviews; recording all responses on their project phones; and submitting to a practice cloud server—a centralized data storage system. The RE trainings were conducted primarily in English, some small group sessions were conducted in the local language groups.
The six-day training of new staff was held from March 27 to April 1, 2017. The combined refresher training of all the continuing staff on the project – 15 field supervisors, 3 central staff and 110 resident enumerators – was held from April 3-7th. PMA2020 staff led the training from the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, with support from UBOS and MakSPH project staff.
Data Collection & ProcessingData collection was conducted between April and May 2017. Unlike traditional paper-and-pencil surveys, PMA2020 uses Open Data Kit (ODK) Collect, an open-source software application, to collect data on mobile phones. All the questionnaires were programmed using this software and installed onto all project smartphones. The ODK questionnaire forms are programmed with automatic skip-patterns and built-in response constraints to prevent data entry errors.
The ODK application enabled REs and supervisors to collect and transfer survey data to a central ODK Aggregate cloud server. This instantaneous aggregation of data also allowed for daily monitoring of data collection progress, concurrent data processing, and course corrections while PMA2020 was still active in the field. Throughout data collection, the central staff at MakSPH in Uganda and tt Gates Institute at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland routinely monitored the incoming data and notified field staff of any potential errors, missing data or problems found with form submissions on the central server.
The use of mobile phones combined data collection and data entry into one step; therefore, data entry was completed when the last interview form was uploaded at the end of data collection in May.
Once all data were on the server, data analysts cleaned and de-identified the data, applied survey weights and prepared the final data set for analysis using Stata® version 14 software.
In the occupied households that provided an interview, a total of 4,363 eligible women aged 15 to 49 years were identified. Overall, 95.4% of the eligible women were available and consented to the interview. The female response rate was higher in the rural (96.9%) relative to the urban (93.4%) EAs. Only de facto females are included in the PMA analyses; the final completed de facto female sample size was 4,119 (unweighted).
The final service delivery point (SDP) sample identified 348, of which 335 were completed for a response rate of 96.3%.
Weights were adjusted for non-response at the household and individual levels and applied to all household and individual estimates in this report. SDP estimates are not weighted.
|PMA2017/Uganda Round 5|
|Household response rate* (%)||91.6||97.3||95.7|
|Interviews with women age 15-49|
|Number of eligible women**||1,173||3,119||4,292|
|Number of eligible women interviewed||1,096||3,023||4,119|
|Eligible women response rate† (%)||93.4||96.9||96.0|
**Eligible women response rates include only women identified in completed household interviews
†Eligible women response rate = eligible women interviewed/eligible women