BAYESIAN ANALYSIS OF INFANT MORTALITY BY STOCHASTIC MULTINOMIAL MODEL
In this study an effort was made to fit a multinomial model on the data, which came out from case control study design on the infant death in India. The Bayesian approach was used for data analysis. Some independent (Exposure) variables were taken to check whether they affect infant mortality. The considered independent variables were mother’s schooling, mother’s age, number of ANC, delivery conducted (Place), delivery conducted (Person), check up after delivery and breastfeeding initiation. It was found that mother’s age, delivery place and breastfeeding initiations significantly affect the infant mortality.