World Contraceptive Use 2009, prepared by the United Nations Population Division, provides a comparable and up-to-date set of national data on contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning for almost all countries and areas of the world.
The CDROM contains the latest estimates in addition to trend data and supplements previous publications of the United Nations Population Division, including the 2007 World Contraceptive Use, with more detailed and comprehensive data.
The CDROM contains data on seven key indicators:
The CDROM includes three MS Excel files, prepared in Excel 2003 and compatible with all versions since Excel 5.0/95. The file Contraceptive prevalence, most recent data presents the latest contraceptive prevalence data as of May 2009 by method of contraception used; the file Contraceptive prevalence, trends provides country data on contraceptive prevalence, any method and contraceptive prevalence, any modern method between 1985 and 2008, while the file Unmet need for family planning, trends contains country data on total unmet need, unmet need for spacing and unmet need for limiting between 1985 and 2008.
In addition to the three MS Excel files, the CDROM includes three important resources: Metadata containing the definitions, methods of computation and the selection criteria used for the indicators presented in the data files; Documentation (the present file); and United Nations Software Licence Agreement containing the product licensing agreement. The CDROM launches a navigation interface upon insertion and provides direct access to these files.
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2009). World Contraceptive Use 2009 (POP/DB/CP/Rev2009).