Analyzing family planning by logistic regression

Greenacre Z. A., BEKKİ A., Özgür Peker K.

World Applied Sciences Journal, vol.22, no.5, pp.625-627, 2013 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2013.22.05.203
  • Journal Name: World Applied Sciences Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.625-627
  • Keywords: Birth control method, Family planning, Health quality, Logistic regression
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The importance of family planning is rising for countries whose population are too young or old and where infant mortality is high. There are several factors on family planning which is having the desired number of children at desired time. Family planning can be applied to both individuals and couples. It studies on avoiding undesired pregnancies, deciding the time between pregnancies, the right age for pregnancy and the right number of children. Family planning has several goals; one of them is increasing the health quality of the mother and children. Collecting and analyzing data about this subject by statistical methods will help family planning to achieve its goals with no doubt In this research, we tried to decide whether family planning affects the number of children. We were also able to get some information about how often family planning methods are used. For these purposes the data about 500 women whose ages are 15-51. It was shown that comprehensive results may be obtained by analyzing family planning data by using logistic regression. By using our results, we were able to say that it is necessary that woman must be high educated and be well informed about family planning methods. © IDOSI Publications, 2013.