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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Contraception in Morocco (KAP Survey), 1966: Urban Men

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Title:Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Contraception in Morocco (KAP Survey), 1966: Urban Men
Study Number:154
Catalog Date:05/14/1998
Primary Investigator(s):Lapham, Robert
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:The Moroccan government undertook a survey of attitudes toward family planning, knowledge of contraception, and use of contraception. Urban areas were surveyed in October 1966 with nine cities included in the sample base ( Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Sale, Fes, Meknes, Tetouan, Tangiers, and Oujda). In the urban areas, the sample was drawn using information from the 1960 census. Households were randomly selected from three sections: older traditional section (medina), new sections (ville nouvelle), and makeshift slums (bidonvilles). The rural portion of the survey was carried out in the fall of 1967. The rural questionnaires were similar to the urban questionnaires, but included more questions on household amenities and farm assets. The rural sample was drawn from two of three zones in Morocco. The first zone included the rural areas of the provinces of Casablanca, Safi, Fes, Meknes, Kenitra, Tangiers, Tetouan, and the two prefectures of Casablanca and Rabat. The second zone included the rural areas in the provinces of Agadir, Al-Hoceima, Beni, Mellal, Marrakech, Nador, Oujda, and Taza. The third zone encompasses the areas bordering the desert areas and was not included in the survey. Within Zone 1, a distinction is made between reliance and non-reliance communes. The former had been the focus of development activities. In Zone 2, only reliance communities were included in the survey. The questionnaires differ according to area (rural/urban) and type of respondent (single girl, ever married women < 50, or husband). However, in general the questionnaires included questions on ideal number of children, desire for more children, knowledge and attitude toward contraceptive methods and contraceptive practice. Ever married women give complete birth and death histories for each pregnancy. Also included in the surveys are information on literacy, age, marital status, number in household, household literacy level, occupation of husband and wife, household amenities (running water, electricity), exposure to modernization (radio, movies), and migration history.
Universe:Stratified random sample of Moroccan Muslim husbands whose wives were < 50. 865 men were included in the sample.

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