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Maternal mortality surveillance--Puerto Rico, 1989.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2072889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternal mortality is substantially underreported in the United States and throughout the world. In Puerto Rico, the 1989 revised death certificate contained a new item that asked whether a decedent had been pregnant within the past year. This information enabled a panel of experts to identify and review all death certificates for females aged 10-49 years who had been pregnant within 1 year before death. This report describes how the new item on the birth certificate can be used to improve maternal mortality surveillance in Puerto Rico.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0149-2195     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-22     Completed Date:  1991-08-22     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Maternal Mortality*
Middle Aged
Puerto Rico / epidemiology

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