@misc{cogprints7245, volume = {9}, number = {4}, month = {January}, author = {Sanajaoba N Singh and Sharat N Singh and RK Narendra}, editor = {Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya}, title = {Demographic and Socio-economic Determinants of Birth Interval Dynamics in Manipur: A Survival Analysis}, publisher = {BS Kakkilaya}, year = {2011}, journal = {Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences}, keywords = {Censored observation; Relative risk; Infant mortality; Breastfeeding}, url = {http://cogprints.org/7245/}, abstract = {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{\ensuremath{<}}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{\ensuremath{<}}0.05) on the duration variable.} }