TABLE 3. Equity in Access to Family Planning Through Marie Stopes International Social Franchising Programs in Selected Countries, 2013
Equity Domain%, (95% CI)
Age of clients
 15–19 years5.0 (3.9, 6.1)
 15–24 years26.1 (23.8, 28.4)
Poverty level of clientsa
 Living on under US$1.25/day15.1 (13.8, 16.4)
 Living on under US$2.50/day57.4 (54.9, 60.0)
Family planning adoptersb
 Newly adopted a modern contraceptive method40.7 (37.4, 44.0)
  • Data are based on client exit interviews in 14 countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Vietnam), except for the “poverty” indicator, which excludes results from Madagascar and Nigeria because they used non-comparable measures of poverty than the other 12 countries.

  • a Measured using the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI).13

  • b Defined as modern contraceptive method clients who had not been using a modern method during the 3 months prior to their visit.