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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 540-544
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.540.544
 
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Quantiles Regression Approach to Identifying the Determinant of Breastfeeding Duration

Mahdiyah , Wan Norsiah Mohamed and Kamarulzaman Ibrahim

Abstract:
In this study, quantiles regression approach is applied to the data of Malaysian Family Life Survey (MFLS), to identify factors which are significantly related to the different conditional quantiles of the breastfeeding duration. It is known that the classical linear regression methods are based on minimizing residual sum of squared, but quantiles regression use a mechanism which are based on the conditional median function and the full range of other conditional quantile functions. Overall, it is found that the period of breastfeeding is significantly related to place of living, religion and total number of children in the family.
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Mahdiyah , Wan Norsiah Mohamed and Kamarulzaman Ibrahim, 2008. Quantiles Regression Approach to Identifying the Determinant of Breastfeeding Duration. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 540-544.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.540.544

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.540.544

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