On the relationship between mortality and higher education in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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dc.contributor.advisor Begum, Munni, 1970-
dc.contributor.author Alrashdi, Halimah Abdullah
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-20T14:10:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-20T14:10:27Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-17
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200570
dc.description.abstract Research on the relationship between deaths and demographic and socio-economic factors is common in the social and behavioral science. In the current study, we investigate whether the proportion of deaths can be explained by age, sex, education and geographic location for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). We considered a secondary data set consisting of different parts of KSA. The study shows that the proportion of deaths is affected by geographic location. The proportion of deaths is significantly different in different cities of KSA. We also found that the proportion of deaths is higher in the male population. Individuals aged more than 24 years have a higher risk of deaths which is quite natural. Surprisingly, the data do not show any statistically significant difference in mortality for different levels of education. The two candidates models, binomial model with probit link and beta regression model, depict the relationship between proportion of deaths and some other predictors. Although the literature suggests using a beta regression model for modeling the proportion, in this study the binomial model with probit link shows better results with maximum significant predictors. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Mathematical Sciences
dc.subject.lcsh Mortality -- Saudi Arabia -- Mathematical models.
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- Saudi Arabia -- Mathematical models.
dc.title On the relationship between mortality and higher education in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1837893

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