Need and demand for family planning among currently married women

Unmet need, total demand, percentage of demand satisfied, and percentage of demand satisfied by modern methods are defined as follows:
Unmet need: the sum of unmet need for spacing and unmet need for limiting
Total demand for family planning: the sum of unmet need and total contraceptive use
Percentage of demand satisfied: total contraceptive use divided by the sum of unmet need and total contraceptive use
Percentage of demand satisfied by modern methods: total modern contraceptive use divided by the sum of unmet need and total contraceptive use

The table presents information on unmet need, met need, total demand for family planning services among currently married women, and percentage of the demand for contraception that is satisfied, according to background characteristics. Overall, one in every four currently married women in The Gambia have an unmet need for family planning - 20 percent have an unmet need for spacing, and 5 percent have an unmet need for limiting births. Need for family planning varies by age group. Women in the youngest and oldest age groups have the lowest unmet need (17 percent and 19 percent, respectively), whereas unmet need is relatively high and stable among women age 20-44. Unmet need for spacing is highest among women age 25-29 (27 percent), while unmet need for limiting is highest in the 40-44 age group (17 percent). Up to age 39, the majority of unmet need for family planning is related to spacing, while for women age 40-49 unmet need mainly relates to limiting.

Percentage of currently married women age 15-49 with unmet need for family planning, percentage with met need for family planning, the total demand for family planning, and the percentage of the demand for contraception that is satisfied, by background characteristics.

Need and demand for family planning among currently married women by LGA

Unmet need for family planning
For spacing For Limiting Total
Banjul19.46.826.2
Kanifing20.15.725.8
Brikama19.35.224.5
Mansakonko16.93.720.6
Kerewan22.44.827.2
Kuntaur18.94.022.9
Janjanbureh27.15.432.5
Basse17.33.721.0
Total20.04.924.9
Source: DHS 2013
{"name":"For spacing ","data":[19.4,20.1,19.3,16.9,22.4,18.9,27.1,17.3,20]}|{"name":"For Limiting ","data":[6.8,5.7,5.2,3.7,4.8,4,5.4,3.7,4.9]}|{"name":"Total","data":[26.2,25.8,24.5,20.6,27.2,22.9,32.5,21,24.9]}
{"name":"For spacing ","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 19.4},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 20.1},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 19.3},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 16.9},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 22.4},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 18.9},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 27.1},{ name: 'Basse', y: 17.3},{ name: 'Total', y: 20}]}|{"name":"For Limiting ","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 6.8},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 5.7},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 5.2},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 3.7},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 4.8},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 4},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 5.4},{ name: 'Basse', y: 3.7},{ name: 'Total', y: 4.9}]}|{"name":"Total","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 26.2},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 25.8},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 24.5},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 20.6},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 27.2},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 22.9},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 32.5},{ name: 'Basse', y: 21},{ name: 'Total', y: 24.9}]}
Banjul|Kanifing|Brikama|Mansakonko|Kerewan|Kuntaur|Janjanbureh|Basse|Total

Need and demand for family planning among currently married women by LGA

Met need for family planning (currently using)
For spacing For Limiting Total
Banjul14.17.021.1
Kanifing11.23.514.6
Brikama7.23.911.1
Mansakonko6.11.98.0
Kerewan4.82.37.1
Kuntaur3.01.34.2
Janjanbureh5.00.95.8
Basse1.00.31.3
Total6.32.69.0
Source: DHS 2013
{"name":"For spacing ","data":[14.1,11.2,7.2,6.1,4.8,3,5,1,6.3]}|{"name":"For Limiting ","data":[7,3.5,3.9,1.9,2.3,1.3,0.9,0.3,2.6]}|{"name":"Total","data":[21.1,14.6,11.1,8,7.1,4.2,5.8,1.3,9]}
{"name":"For spacing ","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 14.1},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 11.2},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 7.2},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 6.1},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 4.8},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 3},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 5},{ name: 'Basse', y: 1},{ name: 'Total', y: 6.3}]}|{"name":"For Limiting ","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 7},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 3.5},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 3.9},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 1.9},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 2.3},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 1.3},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 0.9},{ name: 'Basse', y: 0.3},{ name: 'Total', y: 2.6}]}|{"name":"Total","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 21.1},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 14.6},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 11.1},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 8},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 7.1},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 4.2},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 5.8},{ name: 'Basse', y: 1.3},{ name: 'Total', y: 9}]}
Banjul|Kanifing|Brikama|Mansakonko|Kerewan|Kuntaur|Janjanbureh|Basse|Total

Need and demand for family planning among currently married women by LGA

Total demand for family planning 1
For spacing For Limiting Total
Banjul33.513.847.3
Kanifing31.29.240.4
Brikama26.69.135.6
Mansakonko22.95.728.6
Kerewan27.27.134.3
Kuntaur21.95.227.1
Janjanbureh32.06.338.3
Basse18.24.022.3
Total26.37.633.9
Source: DHS 2013
{"name":"For spacing ","data":[33.5,31.2,26.6,22.9,27.2,21.9,32,18.2,26.3]}|{"name":"For Limiting ","data":[13.8,9.2,9.1,5.7,7.1,5.2,6.3,4,7.6]}|{"name":"Total","data":[47.3,40.4,35.6,28.6,34.3,27.1,38.3,22.3,33.9]}
{"name":"For spacing ","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 33.5},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 31.2},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 26.6},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 22.9},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 27.2},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 21.9},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 32},{ name: 'Basse', y: 18.2},{ name: 'Total', y: 26.3}]}|{"name":"For Limiting ","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 13.8},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 9.2},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 9.1},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 5.7},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 7.1},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 5.2},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 6.3},{ name: 'Basse', y: 4},{ name: 'Total', y: 7.6}]}|{"name":"Total","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 47.3},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 40.4},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 35.6},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 28.6},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 34.3},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 27.1},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 38.3},{ name: 'Basse', y: 22.3},{ name: 'Total', y: 33.9}]}
Banjul|Kanifing|Brikama|Mansakonko|Kerewan|Kuntaur|Janjanbureh|Basse|Total

Need and demand for family planning among currently married women by LGA

Percentage of demand satisfied 2Percentage of demand satisfied by modern methods
Banjul44.743.8
Kanifing36.233.1
Brikama31.227.8
Mansakonko27.924.6
Kerewan20.618.7
Kuntaur15.614.7
Janjanbureh15.213.3
Basse5.84.6
Total26.523.8
Source: DHS 2013
{"name":"Percentage of demand satisfied 2","data":[44.7,36.2,31.2,27.9,20.6,15.6,15.2,5.8,26.5]}|{"name":"Percentage of demand satisfied by modern methods","data":[43.8,33.1,27.8,24.6,18.7,14.7,13.3,4.6,23.8]}
{"name":"Percentage of demand satisfied 2","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 44.7},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 36.2},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 31.2},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 27.9},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 20.6},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 15.6},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 15.2},{ name: 'Basse', y: 5.8},{ name: 'Total', y: 26.5}]}|{"name":"Percentage of demand satisfied by modern methods","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 43.8},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 33.1},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 27.8},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 24.6},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 18.7},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 14.7},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 13.3},{ name: 'Basse', y: 4.6},{ name: 'Total', y: 23.8}]}
Banjul|Kanifing|Brikama|Mansakonko|Kerewan|Kuntaur|Janjanbureh|Basse|Total
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Need and demand for family planning among currently married women by LGA
  • Source: DHS 2013
Need and demand for family planning among currently married women by LGA
  • Source: DHS 2013
Need and demand for family planning among currently married women by LGA
  • Source: DHS 2013
Need and demand for family planning among currently married women by LGA
  • Source: DHS 2013
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