Determinants of Breastfeeding Duration in Peninsular Malaysia

Awang, Halimah and Haji Salleh, Abdul Latif (2000) Determinants of Breastfeeding Duration in Peninsular Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 12 (2). pp. 102-106. ISSN 1010-5395, DOI

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The health benefits of breastfeeding to infants and mothers have been well recognised. This study applies linear regression analysis to assess the determinants of breastfeeding duration of first born using data from the Second Malaysian Family Life Survey. The proportion of women who breastfed their first child is 82 percent, of which 97 percent reported their breastfeeding duration. The distribution of breastfeeding duration has a mean of 5.7 months and a median of two months. Important determinants of breastfeeding duration include maternal age, ethnicity, period of first birth, husband's occupation and work status of the woman.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breastfeeding duration; Breastfeeding incidence; Determinants; First live birth; Regression
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Faculty of Business and Economics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2021 04:57
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 04:57

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