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Maternal mortality in Jamaica: health care provision and causes of death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1680071     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Details of 62 maternal deaths occurring in 1986/1987 were compared with a control population. The incidence was 11.5 per 10,000 livebirths. The major cause of maternal mortality was hypertension followed by hemorrhage and infection. There were trends with advanced maternal age and high parity. The risk of maternal death varied with hospital facilities available, being lowest in areas with access to a specialist hospital and highest in areas where there were no obstetricians available.
J W Keeling; A M McCaw-Binns; D E Ashley; J Golding
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-24     Completed Date:  1991-10-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Pathology, Royal Children's Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Health Services Accessibility
Jamaica / epidemiology
Maternal Age
Maternal Health Services / supply & distribution*
Maternal Mortality*
Pregnancy Complications / mortality
Prenatal Care
Risk Factors

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