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Maternal mortality in Latin American urban areas: the case of São Paulo, Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8220515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes maternal mortality trends in São Paulo, Brazil, from 1960 through 1990. In so doing, it compares mortality rates derived from death certificate data with rates suggested by three independent surveys conducted in the city of São Paulo in 1962-1963, 1974-1975, and 1986. In general, these data indicate that a substantial share of all maternal deaths in the city have been ascribed to other causes on death certificates, that prevailing maternal mortality levels are far higher than those found in the urban areas of most developed countries, and that in recent years levels of maternal mortality in the city have been rising. Various measures are suggested for improving the accuracy of available data and reducing the maternal mortality they describe.
R Laurenti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0085-4638     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Pan Am Health Organ     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-16     Completed Date:  1993-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505403     Medline TA:  Bull Pan Am Health Organ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / mortality
Brazil / epidemiology
Death Certificates
Maternal Mortality / trends*
Obstetric Labor Complications / mortality
Pregnancy Complications / mortality
Puerperal Disorders / mortality
Urban Population* / statistics & numerical data

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