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Maternal mortality in rural community: a challenge for achieving millennium development goal.
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PMID:  20055274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To asses the Maternal Mortality Ratio and the causes of maternal death over a period of three years in one of the rural district of Sindh Province, Pakistan. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of maternal mortality was carried out for a period of 3 years from 2006 to2008 by reviewing the maternal mortality record and statistics of National Programme for Family Planning and Primary Health Care of District Matiary, Sindh Province Pakistan. The information regarding demographic, reproductive parameters and verbal autopsy questions was collected and analyzed by SPSS V 16. RESULTS: The cumulative MMR was 297/100,000 live births. The direct causes accounted for 58 (80.5%) deaths. The high ratio of maternal mortality was found in women of age 29-39 years and in Para > 4. Thirty five (48.6%) maternal deaths occurred at tertiary care hospitals, while 20 (27.8%) and 16 (22.2%) took place at home and on the way to hospital respectively. CONCLUSION: Maternal Mortality in rural areas of Sindh Province Pakistan is still a challenge for the achievement of the Millennium development Goal (MDG).
Nusrat Nisar; Nisar Ahmed Sohoo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-08     Completed Date:  2010-02-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Cross-Sectional Studies
Maternal Health Services / organization & administration
Maternal Mortality*
Organizational Objectives
Pakistan / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Rural Population

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