Westoff, Charles F., Kristin Bietsch, and Soumaila Mariko. 2014. Family Planning in Mali: Further Analysis of The 2012-13 Demographic and Health Survey. DHS Further Analysis Reports No. 91. Rockville, Maryland, USA: ICF International.
The objective of this study is to extend the analysis of family planning in the main report of the Demographic and Health Survey in Mali conducted in 2012-13 (CPS 2014). This further analysis focuses on: trends in various dimensions of family planning since 2001 and 2006, on the unmet need for family planning that had been emphasized in a Further Analysis report based largely on the 2006 survey (Soumaila et al. 2009), and on multivariate analyses of characteristics associated with family planning.
The analysis of trends throughout this report is complicated by the sampling problems in the most recent survey which, for reasons of security, excluded the three northern regions of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu and did not fully represent the region of Mopti. Comparability over time therefore requires excluding these regions in the total sample estimates. This exclusion is noted as the “adjusted” totals. In the 2006 survey, the three northern regions comprised 10 percent of the total sample of women and Mopti was 14 percent. In regional trend analyses, Mopti is included but not in the adjusted totals.