Factors influencing the probability of birth in urban and rural Bangladesh

Khan, Hafiz and Raeside, Robert (1996) Factors influencing the probability of birth in urban and rural Bangladesh. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, 76 (Sup 3). pp. 471-472. ISSN 0044-2267

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Abstract

This study has been undertaken using data from the 1989 Bangladesh Fertility Survey to determine the significance influences of factors on the probability of birth in the year preceding the survey. The variables selected in this study were grouped into demographic, socio-economic, cultural and decision-making variables. Logistic regression modelling has been used to access the probability of a woman giving birth in urban and rural situations for the selected variables. The study then has emerged some important findings that mother's age, having ever used contraception, child death, women who have ever worked, religion, region of residence, and female independence are the important covariates for explaining the recent fertility in Bangladesh. Results may be useful for policy purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data analysis; logistic regression; covariate; decision making; natality; rural populations; urban population; Bangladesh; Asia
Subjects: Medicine and health
Social sciences
Depositing User: Hafiz Khan
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 05:03
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 11:40
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3809

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