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Maternal mortality in Mafraq District in Jordan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17214185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study followed a multidimensional approach to determine maternal mortality ratio in Mafraq district in Jordan. It included active case (maternal deaths) surveillance combined with Civil Registry and hospital records review. Mafraq, by virtue of its geographic and demographic characteristics, is supposed to have a very high toll of maternal deaths and hence, generalizations reflecting the maximum expected maternal mortality ratio in Jordan could be made. The ratio, and as an average for the five years 1987-1991 covered in retrospect by the study was 42 deaths per 100,000 live births, very close to the estimated one. Establishing a baseline maternal mortality ratio and outlining risks pertaining to maternal survival as done in this study is an important prerequisite for interventions to reduce these risks and monitor progress towards reduction of maternal mortality ratio by half by the year 2000 which is a global goal to which Jordan is committed. The multidimensional approach followed by this study is shown to be superior to single source approaches in determining maternal mortality ratio in instances where populations are small and death registration is weak. The study suggests that maternal deaths (preferably as circumstances around the death and not as ICD coded, to avoid under reporting) should be reported in the same manner as notifiable diseases until improvements in death registration are completed and registries are accurate and valid.
A A Abbas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0013-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505602     Medline TA:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  737-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Rate
Cause of Death
Death Certificates
Developing Countries
Health Services Needs and Demand
Jordan / epidemiology
Maternal Mortality*
Maternal Welfare / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Population Density
Population Surveillance / methods
Poverty / statistics & numerical data
Prenatal Care
Reproductive Medicine / statistics & numerical data
Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors

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