Demographic and Socio-economic Determinants of Birth Interval Dynamics in Manipur: A Survival Analysis

Singh, Sanajaoba N and Singh, Sharat N and Narendra, RK (2011) Demographic and Socio-economic Determinants of Birth Interval Dynamics in Manipur: A Survival Analysis. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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The birth interval is a major determinant of levels of fertility in high fertility populations. A house-to-house survey of 1225 women in Manipur, a tiny state in North Eastern India was carried out to investigate birth interval patterns and its determinants. Using survival analysis, among the nine explanatory variables of interest, only three factors – infant mortality, Lactation and use of contraceptive devices have highly significant effect (P<0.01) on the duration of birth interval and only three factors – age at marriage of wife, parity and sex of child are found to be significant (P<0.05) on the duration variable.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Censored observation; Relative risk; Infant mortality; Breastfeeding
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:7245
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:02 May 2011 17:18
Last Modified:02 May 2011 17:18

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