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dc.contributor.author Kazembe, Lawrence N.
dc.contributor.author Neema, Isak
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-14T13:45:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-14T13:45:10Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-04
dc.identifier.citation Kazembe, L. N., and Neema, I. 2013. Today, tomorrow, forever: A Bayesian ordered categories model for treatment seeking in febrile children. International Science and Technology Journal of Namibia 1(1-2):21-34. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-7673
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/815
dc.description.abstract Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of febrile conditions is a key strategy towards control of the disease from progressing to severe or fatal stages. In this paper, we studied the timing of treatment among children with a history of diarrhoea and fever in Namibia, while simultaneously investigated socio-economic and spatial factors that influence the treatment seeking behaviour. A multinomial probit model with ordered categories was estimated, and results confirmed that there was significant spatial variation at regional level. Socio-economic factors also explain treatment seeking having controlled for spatial dependence. The spatial variation can be interpreted as representing unobserved heterogeneity not captured by the data or possible clustering inherent in nested survey data. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Science and Technology Journal of Namibia;1-2
dc.subject Febrile conditions en_US
dc.subject Namibia en_US
dc.subject Bayesian en_US
dc.subject Treatment seeking behaviour en_US
dc.subject Ordered cate categorical models en_US
dc.title Today, tomorrow, forever en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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