Survival Analysis for Weaning Time of the Palestinian Children

Year: 

2017

Number: 

1

Volume: 

66

Author: 

Ali H. Abuzaid and Raida F. Zaqout

Abstract: 

This study addresses the factors that have an effect on the weaning time of the Palestinian children based on the Palestinian family survey data in 2006. It was found that the Weibull parametric model is the most appropriate one to fit the data.

The study showed that factors such as child’s weight at birth, child’s age, mother’s age at delivery, and mother’s educational status have significant effects on the weaning time. The findings also revealed that factors such as mother’s refugee status, locality type, total live births, and mother’s smoking status do not have any significant effect at 0.05 level of significance on the duration of breastfeeding.

Keywords: 

breastfeeding, censored, Cox proportional model, Wald statistic

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