Abstract: This study examines the relationship between babies’ mortality, prosperity and amenities. Our objective is to investigate some factors (Prosperity and Amenities), which are related to infant, neonatal and stillbirth mortality. The importance of our goal or our purpose is followed from what Weeks stated: There are few things in the world more frightening and awesome than the responsibility for a newborn child-fragile and completely dependent on others for survival. We concluded that prosperity and amenities do not have significant effect on babies’ mortality. The goal of causal modeling is to test whether the pattern of correlations among the variables fits the variables, which affect the babies’ mortality. Causal modeling is widely used in the social and behavioral sciences. Many methods have been used such as path analysis and more methods have been developed such as hybrid model, which is our interested in this study. We examined the goodness of fit for models assumed. This study is composed for a number of path-diagrams to create a picture of babies’ health in Malaysia. The data is collected from census of 80 districts in Malaysia-1990.
Faisal G. Khamis , Abdul Aziz Bin Jemain and Kamarulzaman Ibrahim , 2006. The Relationship Between Mortality, Prosperity and Amenities in Malaysia Using Hybrid Models. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 1: 84-91.